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Emerging Inverness Band Set for Headline Hometown Show With Hit The Road

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The Demographic will headline Eden Court this February as part of youth touring initiative

Inverness band The Demographic have been selected to take part in Scotland’s esteemed youth music touring project Hit The Road, and will perform a headline hometown gig at Eden Court on Monday 5th February.

The Demographic were among hundreds of bands and musicians aged 14-19 who applied to take part in the initiative’s 10th touring season, and will join Room 27 from Dunbar and Edinburgh, and The Squints from Glasgow.

Each band will play a headline gig in their hometown, and supporting slots at each other venue.

The Demographic are a five piece indie rock band from Inverness.

Citing Catfish And The Bottlemen, Arctic Monkeys, The Strokes and DMA’s among their biggest musical influences, the band members are all close friends who love performing together, creating a unique energy and rapport with any crowd they perform to. 

Inverness audiences will have the chance to enjoy a special live show from them and discover the music of two other emerging Scottish bands in what is set to be a fantastic night of music.

All-female rock outfit Room 27 will share their powerful voices, and The Squints will entertain with their indie-inspired tunes.

Hit The Road Project Manager Michael Cassidy said: 

“We’re so excited to be bringing Hit the Road to Inverness this year, with the incredible The Demographic as our headliner.

“The standard of talent among everyone who applied this year was exceptionally high so it was a tough choice but we couldn’t be happier with our lineup for the February tour.

“We hope everyone involved has a great experience touring with Hit the Road and that it gives them a real insight into the world of professional music as well as the chance to perform across Scotland and showcase their music to different audiences.

“It would be fantastic to see a full house at Eden Court next month to support our amazing performers!”

Since its inception in 2013, Hit The Road has been instrumental in aiding the journeys of aspiring young musicians across the country, offering a platform for growth, networking and artistic expression.

The project has been a catalyst for countless success stories in the Scottish music scene, having supported over 300 musicians across 120 live performances and delivered hundreds of industry sessions.

As well as giving young musicians the chance to tour across Scotland and perform headline shows in their hometowns, the incredible initiative, run by the Scottish Music Centre, provides access to a series of workshops led by seasoned industry professionals.

These workshops cover a wide spectrum of topics, from live sound engineering to stage production, equipping young artists with essential knowledge and skills to take forward into future careers.

All Hit The Road gigs held throughout the touring season are hosted in safe venues across Scotland which are suitable for ages 14+. 

Tickets for The Demographic at Eden Court, Inverness on Monday 5th February can be purchased here: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-demographics-headline-eden-court-one-touch-theatre-tickets-795338086627?aff=oddtdtcreator

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