Blues star Mike Whellans in Lanark tonight

Coming to Lanark...Mike Whellans
Coming to Lanark...Mike Whellans

SCOTLAND’S one man blues band Mike Whellans is on his way to the Royal Burgh tonight (Friday) for a special Music in Lanark concert.

Mike Whellans has built up quite a reputation over the years and has been hailed by many as a totally brilliant one-man band.

Born in the Scottish Borders, Mike Whellans began his musical life in the late 1950s playing his father’s drum kit.

By age 14 he was playing in local dance bands before turning professional in 1969.

In the early 1970s, he teamed up with Aly Bain, the brilliant and renowned traditional fiddler from the Shetland Islands, and for four years toured the UK, Europe, USA, and Canada.

In the 1980’s and 1990’s, Mike lived in Denmark and toured all over Scandinavia, German and the Low Countries, as well as working back home in the UK touring solo. Mike has worked with producer Robin Morton on his previous three albums with latest effort Fired Up And Ready receiving a fantastic reception from fans and critics alike.

Mike Whellans will perform in the St Mary’s Clubrooms in Bannatyne Street on Friday, March 6, at 7.45pm.

Tickets cost £10 (£1 for kids of school age) and are available from the Music in Lanark website, Tariq’s Newsagents and Playful Greetings.