Hailing from Scotland's second city, seven piece Those Who Wait take a number of instruments including saxophone, trumpet, drums guitar, and keys and create a jazzy rock 'n' roll ensemble. In my opinion, there is a strong Rolling Stones influence in the 4 tracks currently available but the band also cite other influences such as The Jam, Queens of the Stone Age and The Who.
These guys are definitely ones to watch for the future, and bring something other than indie-folk music or all out rock to the Scottish scene. Singer Thomas Ferguson's powerful voice is backed up with some really solid guitar work, catchy keys and quite an elaborate wind band setup to create music that wouldn't be out of place in the 60's, 70's or even the 80's. This is a band for those people who think they have been born in the wrong era and missed out on music that had passion and soul; Those Who Wait have plenty of that.
For now, the band just played their first couple of gigs in Maggie Mays- one of which was opening for Katie Sutherland (Pearl & The Puppets) on the last night of the Merchant City Festival. They are going to continue to record over the next couple of weeks also, so we are definitely looking forward to hearing more from the ever exciting Those Who Wait.