A Larbert musician is playing the legendary King Tuts twice in five days.
Davey Horne will play with his band The Golden Pipes on Saturday followed by a gig with the Ray Summers on Thursday, July 28.
The bands are playing as part of the King Tuts Summer Night Festival – two weeks featuring some of the best unsigned bands in the country.
The 21-year-old is playing the Glasgow venue for the first time with his own band and has been allocated the headline slot – a rarity at the sought after club.
Davey said: “It’s a real privilege to get a headline slot and on a Saturday with our first time there.
“Obviously I know the guys that work there from my days with the Rays but my own stuff is more country and folky – really different to the Rays.”
Davey, who plays keys in the Ray Summers, is enjoying stepping into the spotlight, taking the role of singer and guitarist in Davey Horne and the Golden Pipes.
“It means the pressure is all on me but I am loving it. I’m playing more like the music I would listen to in the van or the house.”
He has supported Miles Kane, of The Last Shadow Puppets, and Kassidy with his acoustic set but is now concentrating on his full band sound.
The Golden Pipes are vocalist and pianist Margret Dignan, bass player Billy Kay, guitarist Andrew Douglas, drummer Lee Burgoyne and Dan Adams on guitar.
Davey continued: “I suppose one of the things that sets us apart is having a female vocalist, Margret brings something special.
“With the Ray Summers we worked collectively to write our songs but with Davey Horne and the Golden Pipes, I write the songs and then everyone else writes their pieces around it, so Billy will create a bass piece and Dougie will write the guitar music.
“People always ask me to describe my music and I say country soul - I don’t go about to write a country soul song but that is what it usually ends up sounding like.”
With influences including Bob Dylan, Eli Paperboy Reed and Al Green, Davey has a distinctive stripped back feel, despite the backing of a full band.
The guys - and girl - have been working on new songs to showcase at the Tuts gig on Saturday and are determined their first gig at Tuts will not be their last.
Tickets for both gigs cost £6 and are available from www.kingtuts.co.uk