Utah Saints go marching on to Hawick Town Hall

Hawick Town Hall is the place to be on October 18 for dance music lovers – especially those who want to relive days gone by.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 1st October 2014, 12:05 pm

Headlining what looks like a fantastic night of music are DJ legends Utah Saints.

Described as “legends in the game” by Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe, Utah Saints have been making music, DJ-ing and playing gigs around the 
globe since the birth of house music.

Made up of Tim Garbutt and Jez Willis, the duo have released nine Top 40 UK hits, four of which hit the Top 10. They have sold more than two million records worldwide, sampled a huge range of artists from Annie Lennox to Slayer, supported U2 on a UK and 
European tour, set up and promoted award-winning and legendary club nights The Gallery and SugarBeatClub, and have recorded and presented shows for Radio 1, XFM, Galaxy, Kiss and Ministry of Sound.

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They have rather precariously walked the tightrope between genres and also between the underground and the mainstream. Utah Saints’ list of achievements is huge and they are continuing to add to it, 20 years later.

They host their SugarBeatClub brand at various clubs and curate festival stages, putting on an eclectic range of nights.

When the DJs aren’t playing at clubs and festivals, they can be found in the studio working hard on their new material and also remixing other artists, from Bring Me The Horizon to Girls Aloud, their most recent being DJ Fresh.

Steve Cass and Justin Wilson (No Strings Attached) will also be DJ-ing on the night, alongside Hawick’s Dave Walker – who was with the band QFX – and Selkirk’s Gary Dixon, aka The General, who was behind the infamous Headrush parties.

Tickets, priced £15, are on sale now at www.borderevents.com and also in local shops: Spences Music and Kudos Hair in Hawick; Selkirk Deli; Browns Newsagents, Kelso; Taylors Newsagents, Jedburgh; and Guess What?, Galashiels.