Health and safety officer bangs the drums at King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut

Conroy on the drums

Health and safety officer bangs the drums at King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut

Ear plugs will be compulsory for Forth Valley College’s Health and Safety Officer Conroy Hunter when he takes to the stage at Glasgow’s King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut on Friday 1 March.

Conroy plays drums for Falkirk band ‘Petty Thieves’ and they are gearing up to headline at the iconic venue and showcase their impressive set. Though it remains to be seen whether conscientious Conroy will be putting a decibel limit on their music or turning it right up to 11 on the night!

He said: “I actually have worn ear plugs for the past couple of years, it’s for both the protective aspect and the fact it allows you to hear the other instruments around you more clearly when playing in a full band.

“I am very excited about the gig, it’s the first time the band are playing King Tuts and with it being at the weekend it’s even better. King Tut’s is a very iconic venue to play, particularly with us being a Scottish band, it’s a special moment for us.

“It’s hard for people to believe but I really enjoy my work at the college, the job role as Health & Safety Coordinator involves an interesting remit with a lot of variety and I like that.”

Originally formed by songwriter and lead guitarist Gregor Davis (22) and lead singer Myles Howieson (22) in Falkirk, the pair performed as an acoustic duo throughout Central Scotland building a loyal fan base and a reputation for creating vibrant atmosphere at their local acoustic gigs. In 2018 Conroy (24) (drums), Robbie Neil (20) (rhythm guitar) and Ian Elrick (22) (bass guitar) – all from Falkirk - joined the line-up to help Petty Thieves express their indie and alternative rock sound, as a full band.

They have already supported The Snuts at St Lukes in Glasgow and demo releases have shown great potential for this exciting new Scottish outfit, who take inspiration from The Smiths, Oasis, The Strokes and Arctic Monkeys.

Now the five piece are rehearsing furiously to nail down their set at the iconic King Tut’s, which was the famous launching pad for Oasis, one of their inspirations.

Anyone looking to book a ticket for the gig, which will also feature Swift and Slouch, in support should contact the band via e-mail: pettythieves@outlook.com, online: https://www.kingtuts.co.uk/petty-thieves or Facebook: petty thieves.

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