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Willy Finlayson

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Willy Finlayson was born near Edinburgh. A talented footballer, at age 17 he tried out twice for Falkirk in Scotland, and had a month’s trial with Newcastle United. He started performing at age of 13 – singing with musicians much older than himself in the Scottish band The Dukes. In the late 60's he went to London with his band, The Writing On The Wall. In the 70’s sang and played with Bees Make Honey and Meal Ticket, and in the early 80’s he recorded with Manfred Mann’s Earthband on the Chance album. Willy has toured all over Europe, South America and Scandinavia. "Finlayson plays guitar and sings like God" said former Mean Fiddler promoter Pete Feenstra.

        
Members
PortraitJanette Sewell
voc GB
PortraitMiriam Stockley
voc *1962 GB
PortraitJools Holland
key, voc, p *1958 GB
PortraitPaul Carrack
voc, key *1951 GB
PortraitPino Palladino
b *1957 GB
PortraitMatt Irving
b 2015-2015 GB
PortraitCharlie Morgan
dr *1955 GB
PortraitGilson Lavis
dr *1951 GB
PortraitMicky Moody
g *1950 GB
PortraitMick Rogers
g, voc *1946 GB
PortraitJohn Wilson
g, b, voc
Papa George
g, voc
PortraitNigel Portman-Smith
eb, ep
Alan Coates
bvoc
Emma Haywood
bvoc

Discography
Title Artist Year Type
Very Much AliveWilly Finlayson & The Hurters1992Album
Beyond The Blue HorizonWilly Finlayson1988Single
The Skye Boat SongWilly Finlayson1985Single
On The Air TonightWilly Finlayson1984Single
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