Niteworks, Bella 24 Interview

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We catch up with Chris of Niteworks ahead of Belladrum 2024 and ask them a few questions.

It’s an end of an era for Niteworks. How does it feel to be preparing for your last performance on the Garden Stage at Belladrum?

Not only is it our last performance on the Garden Stage, it’s also our first! Belladrum has always held a special place in our hearts, so it’s definitely a mix of emotions for us, but we’re excited to give it our all and make it a memorable performance for everyone.

Given your relationship with the event, what are your fondest memories of the festival over the years?

It’s always fun to play, but the best memories are made whilst enjoying the rest of the festival. Sliding down the hill in a dinghy called Dignity at the Garden Stage after Deacon Blue’s set in 2011 sticks out!

If you get some time to hang around at the festival what the acts that you would most like to see?

Desperately hoping for a Sugababes and Clann na Drumma collab.

How do you start to build a setlist for the occasion?

At a festival it’s all about the fan favourites, making sure the set flows nicely with plenty high energy moments, whilst also allowing opportunities for the crowd to give each other a big cuddle.

As individuals , what’s next for you all as you move on from Niteworks?

Diligent parenthood & relationship management, likely followed by watching ourselves on YouTube at 3am wondering why we ever stopped.

Given the long career with Niteworks, how do you think the scene has changed over the years?

The best thing to see is how healthy the scene is with younger folk. When we were in school, trad fusion was definitely a niche genre to be in to, but not so now.

What music were you into in 2004?

Peatbog Faeries & Croft No. 5. Not much has changed.

Which is your favourite love song (s) and why?

‘Three Times a Lady’ by the Commodores, because everyone needs some Lionel Richie.

Relating to your musical careers, what are your biggest loves?

Our biggest love is getting to share our music with everyone, there’s nothing like it.

If you could travel back to 2004, what would you say to your past self?

Put a tenner on Greece to win the Euros.

Niteworks perform at the Garden stage on Friday and can keep track of the band and their last few dates at Niteworks

Images from Belladrum 2023 by Gordon Doherty image no 15284718041353 - Niteworks, Bella 24 Interview


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