Bwani Junction to get Fringe Festival underway

Bwani Junction will open the Edinburgh festival
Bwani Junction will open the Edinburgh festival
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Queensferry Indie band Bwani Junction will get the Edinburgh Fringe Festival off to a rocking start as they bring their critically acclaimed show to the Liquid Rooms.

The show put on by the foursome will be a repeat their sell-out performance at the Celtic Connections festival in Glasgow and it will be the last chance audiences will have to see this special set.

Rory Fairweather, Jack Fotheringham, Fergus Robson from Edinburgh and Dan Muir a former South Queensferry High School pupil are celebrating the 30th anniversary of the release of Paul Simon’s 
classic Graceland album and they will be joined on stage 
by one of the original musicians.

Last June while recording their third album the boys conducted an online poll, giving their fans four famous albums to chose from, with the winner being played in its entirety at a small club in Edinburgh.

Graceland won the poll and the special show has been a big success so far.

Lead guitarist Dan said: “Our band has been hugely influenced by Graceland and we once opened for Paul Simon when he performed the album at Hyde Park.

“To have done it ourselves with them was incredibly humbling and there is already a huge sense of excitement about the Edinburgh show.”

Joining the band on-stage will be Graceland original Diane Garisto, who has worked with musical greats including Paul Simon, Billy Joel and many others.

She said: “I’m thrilled to have been asked to join Bwani Junction to celebrate the 
30th anniversary of the album.”

Tickets for the show, on August 5, can be purchased at tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/bwani-junction-graceland.