Anchor Lane + The Dynamite Kings

Anchor Lane + The Dynamite Kings

A night of heavy rock not to be missed!

Saturday April 2nd 2022 – Doors open at 7:00pm
The Vault Arts Centre

Event description

Anchor Lane return to The Vault after opening our very first Rock Night in October 2019. The boys wowed the crowd and Lawrence literally tried to bring the house down! It was the first time that the song Fame Shame was played and recorded live and the night featured on the lyric single for Casino. For those that weren't there on that night or don't know much about the band here is some information below:-

K rock band Anchor Lane released their eagerly anticipated debut album ‘Casino’ at the end of January 2020 which went straight into the Official UK Rock & Metal Albums Chart at Number 9, scoring the band their first Top 10. It also reached Top 20 in the Official Scottish Albums Chart and Top 50 in the Official UK Independent Albums Chart. ‘Casino’ garnered rave reviews across the board, showcasing the band as exceptional rock musicians and skilled songwriters. The album was written by singer Conor Gaffney, guitarist Lawrence O’ Brien, bass player Matthew Quigley and drummer Scott Hanlon in their hometown of Glasgow and was recorded at Vale Studios in the Midlands with renowned rock musician, writer and producer Toby Jepson (Wayward Sons, Gun, Little Angels).

“Anchor Lane are ambitious with strength of character and real vision. Judging by the material they’ve come up with so far, they have a very big future" said Toby Jepson.

The first single from the album, ‘Fame Shame’ received huge praise from music critics and fans alike with Planet Rock describing it as having “a glam-bang of a hook, which is brilliantly delivered”. This was followed up by second single ‘Dead Run’ which was co-written and features backing vocals by rock legend Ricky Warwick (Black Star Riders, Thin Lizzy, The Almighty).

“Anchor Lane have attitude, ability, swagger and most importantly songs. Their passport to a very bright future is assured” said Ricky Warwick.

‘Dead Run’ was described by Classic Rock as “A grungy, classy fist-raiser with gnarly verses and a palate balancing chorus that invites singalongs” and was chosen as one of their ‘Tracks Of The Week’. Anchor Lane have built a reputation as a thrilling and dynamic live act.

After coming to the public’s attention with their stunning debut EP ‘New Beginning’, the band toured incessantly securing notable guest spots with Cheap Trick, Eagles of Death Metal and Tremonti as well as performances at prominent music festivals Download, Isle of Wight, Stone Free, Belladrum and Hard Rock Hell. Anchor Lane are looking forward to a busy year in 2021 including a return to Download Festival and much more!

“A debut that exudes bags of confidence and boasts some impressive intelligent songwriting” Classic Rock “Ballsy Scottish rockers Anchor Lane stir things up on impressive debut, each song on Casino adds a little extra spice” Planet Rock. 

Fame Shame:


Dead Run:

Grab that melting pot …Tip in a bucketful of rock, add ten scoops of roll, pour in a bottle of blues, a glass of boogie, a jigger of southern, a pinch of country, a big measure of crunch, five jars of fun, a stick of dynamite & a barrel of good time!From Newton Stewart - it's The Dynamite Kings.

The guys were hitting their stride when COVID hit. In a short space of time of forming they had played many gigs locally and took part in the Dumfries Big Burns Supper and were destined for more gigs. Jono, Kenny, Scott and Rob are raring  to bring a bit of rock and blues back to you!

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