Cafe Amor giving local talent the chance to shine

Cade Amor held a band night last Thursday with Jellyroll Gumdrop seen here in our picture.
Cade Amor held a band night last Thursday with Jellyroll Gumdrop seen here in our picture.

LOCAL musicians are being given the chance to play in front of a live audience thanks to Cafe Amor in Arbroath.

Every Thursday until the end of February, the cafe is holding band nights with a wide range of music on offer.

The nights are organised by the cafe in conjunction with the Blessing Outreach project, a local Christian organisation, which supports local talent on a regular basis.

On Thursday, two-piece band Jellyroll Gumdrop kicked off the programme of live music with a varied set.

The group, which has been working and touring around Scotland for 30 years, comprised Frank Hamilton on guitar and Beverly Hamilton on vocals.

They entertained the audience with songs from the early days of blues and jazz covering artists such as Jess Fuller, Randy Newman and Duke Ellington.

It was a well rehearsed and polished performance, despite the fact that Frank and Bev haven’t played professionally for some time.

The band nights are now running until Thursday, February 23, with doors opening at 6.30 p.m. with the music starting at 7.45 p.m.

Anybody wanting more information about the band schedule or who might be interested in playing can contact Marco Agolini on 01241 439049 or drop into the cafe at 261 High Street, Arbroath.