Linlithgow’s all-girl rock line-up to tour the UK

The Amorettes
The Amorettes

Linlithgow’s very own all-girl rock band is on a high after being invited to tour the UK with some of the biggest names in the genre.

The Amorettes - a punky, hard rock threesome consisting of Gill Montgomery on guitar and vocals and Hannah and Heather McKay on drums and bass respectively, were formed when Gill and Hannah met at music college.

Sisters Hannah and Heather are still based in Linlithgow and are former pupils of Lowport Primary and Linlithgow Academy.

The girls are fresh from recording their second album with Grammy-nominated producer Chris Tsangarides, who has worked with Depeche Mode, Tom Jones and Judas Priest.

Hannah said: “It was really cool to work with someone who has been in the business for years. We got along really well with him as well”.

The album, which is slightly heavier than their debut ‘‘Haulin’ Ass’’, is due to be released in February.

A highlight from four years of gigging was warming up for Black Star Riders - the band created by former members of Thin Lizzy. Black Star Riders enjoyed the performance enough to invite them on their March 2015 UK tour with Swedish rockers, Europe. This is The Amorettes’ first “proper” tour, which will follow their first ever headline gig at King Tuts, Glasgow next month.

Hannah said: “I can’t believe it’s happening - I’m so excited to see where we’ll end up next year”.