Band hit the heights

Bwani Junction of Forth Bridge
Bwani Junction of Forth Bridge
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QUEENSFERRY based Bwani Junction became the first band to play on top of the Forth Bridge this week when they performed their hit “Two Bridges”.

Despite the appalling weather, the foursome still managed to play the track as seen in our photograph.

While bands such as the Beatles and U2 have played gigs on rooftops in years gone by, no band has ever performed on top of the iconic Forth Bridge, until now.

The band had been given permission to play by Network Rail to celebrate the recent completion of works on the bridge.

Craig Bowman, communications manager for Network Rail, who own and operate the Forth Bridge, said: “We’re pleased to be able to support a local band who write and perform songs about their home town by allowing Bwani Junction to become the first band ever to play on the Forth Bridge. We’ve been able to grant one off access following the completion of Forth Bridge restoration works earlier this year, so, following their last video, we’ll keeping a keen eye out to make sure that they don’t start painting it blue”

Having just returned from the Isle of Wight Festival, the bridge gig is the perfect rehearsal for their T in the Park performance this weekend.

Drummer Jack Fotheringham said the band was thrilled about playing on the bridge, he said: “It’s been an ambition of ours ever since we wrote our track, Two Bridges, to get the chance to play 350 feet up on top of one of Scotland’s most noticeable landmarks and celebrated architectural designs. It was an amazing experience.”