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Virginian quintet The Hot Seats

Virginian quintet The Hot Seats

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Trying to pin a classification on Virginian quintet The Hot Seats is like trying to trap five mad cats in a sack. If you like your bluegrass percolated with a little ragtime, fizzed with a little skiffle, spiced with a little eastern melody and sauced with rock and roll you will not be able to sit down throughout their entertaining set. The band plays banjos, guitar, mandolin, fiddle, a trap set, a doghouse bass, many kazoos, and a whole host of other toys to create their irresistible sound.

Frequently compared to Captain Beefheart and Frank Zappa for their comic timing and lyrics, these good ol? boys have wowed audiences and critics alike at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Join them in an evening of witty irreverence on Sunday 7 August 8pm at Woodend Barn in Banchory and be prepared for an assault of washboard-driven rural twang, spiked with dolphin impersonations, rhythmic armpit-fart solos and songs about their home-town transvestites.

Tickets are available from Woodend Barn on 01330 825431 or online at