Larbet DJ puts a new spin on the Scribbler’s Picnic

DJ Colin Levey will be playing this year's Scribbler's Picnic

DJ Colin Levey will be playing this year's Scribbler's Picnic

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Scribbler’s Picnic organisers have confirmed the addition of songwriting legend Benny Gallagher and a DJ from Larbert guaranteed to raise a “Smile”.

Benny G, one half of late 60s and 70s troubadours Gallagher and Lyle, has had his songs covered by a ton of talent, from Art Garfunkel to Bryan Ferry and Garth Brooks to Status Quo.

He will no doubt be one of the star attractions at next Sunday’s charity festival at Stirling Rugby Club, but he will have some competition when dance fans hear the beats booming from the main clubhouse as the sky begins to bruise.

Colin Levey, along with fellow disc manipulator Bob Piper, used to fill the dance floor at the highly popular Smile club nights in Bridge of Allan Meadowpark Outhouse in the 1990s.

It was Colin himself who approached organisers of the festival to suggest they bring Smile back for a one-night only extravaganza.

He said: “Allan, said: “We are delighted to be involved in this year’s event and are really looking forward to it. I’ve been to the Scribblers festival a few times, and it is a great day out for all the family.

“It’s for a great cause and I like the idea of local musicians and DJs giving something back to the local people. Bob and I actually met while DJ-ing at the Stirling Rugby Club while we were at school, so it’s like life has come full circle.

“It’s a great chance to do a vinyl set of all the classics which I know a lot of people miss.”

The Scribbler’s Picnic, which starts at noon, features eight stages of music with a wide variety of local acts giving their time and talents free of charge. There will also be charity stalls, tombola, raffle, five-a-side football and inflatables.

The long-running non-profit event, which was inspired by local writer Graham Whitelaw who sadly died of cancer in 2001, raised an amazing £10,000 for vital cancer charities last year.

Colin will be on the decks from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Visit www.scribblerspicnic.co.uk for more line-up information.