‘Rockin’ Romance’ – Sunday Post – 1987

AVO-8 are an Edinburgh guitar-based, five piece band with a strong love element in their line up! The pub and club circuit seems to have had a romantic effect on the combo, resulting in two weddings in recent months, and a third on the way.

Steve and Jan Hastie have already tied the Knot. Likewise Kenny and Claire Gourlay. Bassist George Glen will shortly complete the romantic circle by marrying lights operator Karen Trotman.

Romance hasn’t done any harm to their hard-edged rock numbers with a strong vocal content. Best of their demo tape are ‘Is This The End’ and ‘Pink’, both of which rattle along at a cracking pace.

Present line-up was formed a year ago, though the band go back to the mid-70s in one form or another.

At the moment they’re filming an educational video for Lothian Council to bring home to school pupils the realities of making pop music a career in today’s cut-throat market.

You’ll be able to hear them all over the country when they embark on dates taking in Inverness, Nairn, several festivals across the country, and some Central belt dates.

By Kenny Blair

Sunday Post 1987

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