Scottish band, Soldier On, have been invited to play two legs of March of the Mods, a month long music festival that tours the UK to help raise money and awareness for the Teenage Cancer Trust.
To date the band has played its majority of gigs in Glasgow but the first leg of the doubleheader will see Soldier On travel south of the border for the first time, to Manchester, where it will give the mother city of Madchester a taste of things the Soldier On way.
Lead singer of Soldier On, Jordan Bastock, said of the invitation down south: “Heading to where it all began for the likes of Oasis, the Happy Mondays, and The Stone Roses is a huge step for us, we can’t wait!”
However, less than a week after the band’s England debut the Ayrshire based band will be back in its adopted city of Glasgow to make its second appearance at March of the Mods, this time at a venue its not played before, the O2 ABC.
But the busy month doesn’t stop there for the band. Exactly a week after the performance at the O2 ABC Soldier On’s first EP will be released online and will be available to download on a number of platforms including iTunes and Spotify.
Jordan continued: “Since we formed the band at the start of last year we’ve worked tirelessly to get our music heard and to get in front of as many faces as possible.
“The last year and a bit has been working towards this, playing our first gig outside Scotland and releasing our first EP. It’s been hard work but it’s been great.”
Amongst the mod scene March of the Mods is an established event which last year raised £50,000 for Teenage Cancer Trust. With the help of Soldier On it hopes to eclipse that figure this year.
Soldier On is Ayrshire's fastest up-and-coming band known for its energetic performances and mod style.