I managed to get down to The Lomond last Saturday (May 1st) for the second set of contemporary country band Aintree Sweet. Comprising: Elaine Smith, Ali Huish (formerly of Merri Creak), Peter Blackburn, Sue Broderick and Susan Steiner with Jen Anderson on fiddle, Aintree Sweet delivered a set of warm-as-toast pop/country songs with pleasant, four-piece harmonies and simple, but effective, instrumentation. In addition to Elaine's textured, country-style singing and heartfelt delivery, the highlights for me were the intricate and lilting fiddle solos by Jen Anderson who lifted the energy of songs and played to the crowd with flair.
Aintree Sweet are a popular line-up on the local scene and certainly the 40+ audience were appreciative on Saturday. Please see the video below of their version of Concrete Blonde song 'Joey'. And keep your eye out in the local gig guides for upcoming gigs.