Falkirk fans wait 15 years for Stoo’s debut

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A Falkirk musician has been bending strings and crunching chords with bands for 15 years without ever playing a live lick in his home town.

All that will change tonight (Thursday) when Stoo Condie plugs in and rocks Behind the Wall with his band Laserfox.

Stoo said: “This will be the first time I’ve played live in Falkirk. I love playing live, that’s what it’s always been about for me. It’s a great vibe whenever we play and we always try to have as much fun as possible on stage.”

Laserfox call Glasgow their home and Stoo’s sublime guitar work has featured alongside Marty Milne (vocals), Davey Purdie (bass) and Jamie Purdie (drums) at a ton of gigs in the city over the last three years.

However, when BTW gig organiser Jim Dunbar got in touch with Stoo and asked if Laserfox would like to share a bill with local rockers Unit 7 and Edinburgh outfit Art of Privilege, the guitarist jumped at the chance to play Falkirk.

Stoo said: “Laserfox had to pick somewhere to set up home and Glasgow’s the most central location for all of us. It’s got a thriving music scene, but it was always my intention to take the band further.

“In the beginning Marty and I got chatting about music and we thought there was stuff that was not being played any more, 80s pop and rock in the style of Van Halen and Def Leppard. We got Davey on board and he said his brother played drums, so we got two members at once.

“They’re a tight rhythm section being brothers and just have a click to them.”

Tonight’s BTW gig costs £4 and if you want to hear Laserfox tunes online it won’t exactly assault your wallet either.

“We don’t charge anyone for listening to our music,” said Stoo. “Getting people to listen to your songs requires a little bit more effort these day and you have to target certain areas.

“Most people are on Facebook and Twitter so we give them free access to our songs. It’s worked reasonably well and we get contacted by people from all over the world who tell us they like our stuff.”

Visit www.facebook.com/laserfoxrox for more.