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A few pics taken at the marquee gig in Bacup. Photography by Chester Studzinski

Marquee Gig – May 2011

Not the one in Soho, I’m afraid……….. Rob Hughes in Bacup, Lancashire proved be a fan extraordinaire by booking the band to play at his 50th birthday bash. Despite inclement weather, the boys provided two storming sets in aspecially erected marquee.


A video interview with Chris who will give an update on the new project.

Rob's New Albums – Video added

Fans who have been waiting for the follow up to last year’s critically acclaimed “Down To Reverie”, are in for a treat, as Robin has decided that “two albums are better than one”. So, on 25th March, he will be releasing the stripped down acoustic “Be Gone” and, showing the rockier side of his musical… Read More…

Kinross 26 Nov -photos added

The band played for the first time at David Mundell’s super new venue, Backstage at The Green Hotel, Kinross. A small but appreciative audience turned out on a dreadful night that proved to be the start of our winter not so wonderland. Hopefully a return gig can be arranged for 2011.


String Driven’s latest project is recording songs from a musical play, “The Young Pretender” written by Chris Adams & his long time friend, Chester Studzinski. Some years ago, Chris wrote some songs inspired by the 1745 Rebellion with the idea of using them in a musical based on the Bonnie Prince Charlie story, but it… Read More…

Heavy Mary Video – 29 May 2010

At the house party gig held in May 2010, the original line-up’s set was recorded for posterity. below you will find a link to String Driven Thing performing their unique version of “Cod Liver Oil & the Orange Juice” You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video

The Ferry – 5 Dec 2010

Chris & Robin shared the bill with Steve Forbert at Glasgow’s, The Ferry on Sunday 5th December, the adverse weather continued but this did not affect the enthusiasm of the audience who gave the boys a warm welcome.

40th Anniversary Oranmor Gig 28 Oct

The night was a great success. John, Chris & Pauline reprised their party set backed up by the current lineup. Thanks must go to Colin Beattie of Oranmor for hosting the gig. Chris & John previewed the night on Ross Macfadyean’s Celtic Music Radio Show and their interview should be online soon. The competition answers… Read More…


DAY ONE – WEDNESDAY: As we left the sun behind in Edinburgh, we looked forward to more of the same in Bavaria. A beautiful red sky greeted us a we landed at Munich Airport and we were ferried to our hotel which turned out to be in the middle of nowhere. [More of Gasthaus Spirklhof… Read More…