New Frontier for Dundee band

Anderson, McGinty, Webster, Ward and Fisher
Anderson, McGinty, Webster, Ward and Fisher

Just like the event itself, one of the bands on the lineup for the second Frontier Festival is certainly going from strength to strength.

Anderson, McGinty, Webster, Ward and Fisher might not win any awards for the snappiest group name but the Dundee fivesome have certainly been making waves in the last few years and can count Radio 2 supremo Bob Harris amongst their growing legion of fans.

But as Dave Webster explained, if it hadn’t been for some true to form British weather and an inquisitive drinker the band might never have happened.

“We all kind of new each other from the Dundee music scene and Stevie ran a folk night at a local pub.

“One evening I got a call to ask if I fancied coming down to have a few drinks and play a few tunes as no-one had turned up because of heavy snow.

“The five of us ended up playing some songs in a corner when a guy came up to us and asked when our next gig was.

“We weren’t even a band at that point let alone knowing when we’d next be playing together.”

The idea of performing as a five piece stuck as did the band name as the promoter of their second gig simply listed all of their names on the event poster.

And things have been snowballing at a rather rapid pace ever since.

A battle of the bands win paid for a studio session which saw their first album recorded in just three days.

Then a success leap of faith to upgrade their show from pubs to theatres really paid off and introduced more and more people to the Anderson, McGinty, Webster, Ward and Fisher sound.

“Our sound is very difficult to pigeon hole,” Dave continued.

“It’s very eclectic with elements of folk, blues and rock. I’ve heard us likened to artists I never would have imagined!”

*AMWWF are performing at The Maltings on Friday, October 11.