Treacherous Orchestra are a powerful force in Scottish music; a huge 11 strong, folk big band that delivers epic, incendiary live
performances and they can be seen at The Apex on Monday April 18.
On stage the players are hugely entertaining, mixing their original tunes with theatrical anarchic rock attitude.
Of the new tunes, fiddler Innes Watson said: “Each track starts with something very simple, the bare bones of a tune.
“Think of each track as a perfectly formed object from the smithy and the melodies as chunks of metal.
“We melt them down, shape them, grind them, braze them, weld them, and add leather, wood, plastics, bells and whistles.
“We galvanise them and polish them. It takes time, many different processes and some serious sweat and blood.”
A Treacherous gig is an aural, visual treat, which is why they are widely regarded as one of Scottish music’s greatest live acts.
“The liveliness of the stage show”, says bassist Duncan Lyall, “is, undoubtedly, one of the bands strong suits.
“The playing needs to be precise for the different layers to work together.
“When we play live the adrenaline kicks in and the juice comes through in the music.”
Each member of the band brings a strong individual sound and instrumental style to this powerful blending of the old with the new.
In addition, many of the group are also gifted composers, producers and engineers in their own right and it is these cumulative talents that set the band apart in terms of forging their own unique interpretation of Scottish music.
To buy a ticket call 01284 758000 or visit www.theapex.co.uk.