As you know I just love Scotland and this band is one of the reasons why. Lead by Tommy Smith and featuring the very wonderful Brian Kellock with a stellar line-up of players, including The Very Talented Mr. Quigley this is a band that really motors. A high-octane ‘Tribute to Woody Herman’ set the mood for a compelling first set. Tommy Smith’s arrangement of ‘Rhapsody in Blue’ was brilliantly colourful.

SNJO perform 'Rhapsody in Blue' arranged by Tommy Smith

SNJO perform Gershwins 'Rhapsody in Blue' arranged by Tommy Smith

Alan Benzie (Scottish Young Musician of the Year winner) keeps an eye on Brian

Alan Benzie (Scottish Young Musician of the Year winner) keeps an eye on Brian Kellock

Actually Alan's turning pages - at the right time

Actually Alan's turning pages - at the right time

Alyn Cosker on drums

Alyn Cosker on da drums

Tommy solo

Tommy Smith

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A Very Goodnight from Wigan