Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra swing into town

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Roots music collective Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra are set to appear as one of the main headline acts at this year’s Shetland Folk Festival and the tour schedule includes an appearance in Hawick.

The eclectic six-piece band featuring guitars, mandolin, harmonica, accordion, double bass and percussion play a mix of western swing, gypsy jazz, hokum blues, ragtime, cajun, and roots-of-country.

Lead vocalist Rob said: “We have always wanted to come to Scotland as we know the style of music we play is popular. We’re out to have a good time and if everyone else is, we’ll all be very happy.”

The Tyneside band have built a sizeable fan base following numerous tours and festival appearances and their debut album, ‘Money Isn’t Everything’ caused a sensation when it was released in 2012, winning a host of rave reviews.

The band will be performing at the Heart of Hawick on Saturday, April 27. Tickets £12 [£10] Call the box office on 01450 360688.