The Ballachulish Hellhounds

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The Ballachulish Hellhounds Biography

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Big Rock Candy Records

The Ballachulish Hellhounds are a Scottish Bluegrass/Country Blues trio signed to independent label Big Rock Candy Records. Based in Glasgow, originally from the Highlands.

Famous for their good natured, foot stomping live shows, The Hellhounds have been a mainstay on the UK festival scene over the last few years.

The Hellhounds have been playing most of Scotlands major festivals and venues for the last 5 years. Notable gigs played includeThe Wickerman, Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival (5 times), The Oran Mor, Glasgow,Dean Castle, Kilmarnock,The Edinburgh Festival, Glasgow’s West End Festival, The Grand Old Oprey, Barfly, Nice ‘N’ Sleazys, The Eden Festival, Stereo, Glasgow, Doune The Rabbit Hole, The Perth Music Festival, The Southside Festival, Glasgow and 2 appearances at Rhythms Of The World, Hitchin, England.

The band have shared the stage with such diverse artists as Seth Lakeman, The Saw Doctors, Hayseed Dixie, Skerryvore and Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols, The Faces) who said 'these boys are a bit tasty'

In 2010, to mark the release of their debut album 'Songs From The Great Atlantic Ocean', The Hellhounds embarked on their first full UK tour, beginning in Inverness and including dates from the Highlands to Hertfordshire and everywhere in between. This included headline appearances at The West End Festival, Glasgow Americana Festival, The Edinburgh Festival Fringe, The Perth Music Festival, The Belladrum Festival and Rhythms of the World, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England.

Another year of extensive live shows and festivals followed in 2011, and in 2012 The Hellhounds released their 2nd album 'Red Eye's Motorcycle Blues' at The Tartan Heart Festival, Belladrum

In 2013, along with full another year of live shows, the band will be playing at The Old Mill Music festival, Pitlochry, The Thornhill Festival, The Eden Festival, Belladrum Tartan Heart and Glasgow's West End Festival as well as touring the Western Isles, Scotland for the first time.

On May 2nd 2013 The Hellhounds released Candy Apples Vol 1 as a free download. Available here http://theballachulishhellhounds.bandcamp.com/

Candy Apples Vol 1 the first small collection of live recordings and songs that didnt quite make the first 2 Hellhounds albums. Vol 1 features alternate versions of Shady Grove and Way Down Town, a live version of Tennessee Stud and a new song, Hustling Gamblers.
Candy Apples Vol 2 will be released towards the end of the summer of 2013.
We're giving it away as a free download or chuck some coins in the hat if you feel like it.
All the very best to ya.

The Hounds

Hope to see you along the way somewhere...........!

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