THE SANDY BRECHIN BAND
Wild man of the accordion and front man of Bùrach and The Sensational Jimi Shandrix Experience, Sandy Brechin plays fast and funky favourites from his albums, Out of his Box and Out of his Tree, along with some fantastic new material with band members Andrew Mill (guitar and vocals), William Oke (bass) and Ross Anderson (Cajon).
A four-piece outfit with an unforgettable stage performance: from the electrifying high-speed jigs and reels to the traditional Gaelic airs, the sound created is fresh, innovative and vibrant, at times soul-touching and tender, but always with an underlying power and confidence. Sandy is just as well known for his on-stage humour, which has been known to have audiences in tears, one way or another.
The Sandy Brechin Band has toured New Zealand, Germany, Ireland, Austria, Denmark, Spain, France, Italy and The Faroe Islands. They have played at Celtic Connections at The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, performed at the Edinburgh International Festival, Reikjavik and Vienna Accordion Festivals and many others, along with numerous TV and radio shows, including BBC Scotland’s “Hogmanay Show” and at the official “Edinburgh’s Hogmanay” street party.
The Sandy Brechin Band is a fast and furious four-piece of exciting traditional music, led by the wild man of accordion himself, Sandy Brechin. Lightening finger work and catchy tune sets on the box are acompanied by bass, electric guitar and cajon.
“If you want to hear what an accordion can do in the right hands, put it in the right and
left hands of Sandy Brechin.” The Living Tradition
“An accordionist with attitude as well as loads of talent.” fRoots
“Brechin is an amazing accordion player.” Dirty Linen