I was recently invited to the The Inn at Lathones by the St Andrews Business Club. The beauty of this networking group is it provides a very informal environment to meet like-minded local people who are keen to promote and develop their businesses.
I knew The Inn at Lathones, which is just outside St Andrews on the east coast of Scotland, was well known for its award winning food and that they have been awarded 2 AA rosettes for 14 consecutive years along with a Visit Scotland’s Gold award for service quality.
What I didnt know was that The Inn at Lathones was also famous for hosting to some of the great names in today’s music industry. The R.A.T.S (Rocking at the Stables) was recently named “The UK’s best music venue 2009 & Finalist 2010″. Nick White, the owner, told us of the exciting line up of artists who are booked to play The R.A.T.S in the near future.
During the evening I was given the opportunity to listen to Ben Montague, Jonty Finn was on Percussion. Amongst many successes Ben has had a Record of The Week on Radio 2.
Listen was an understatement. In the small intimate setting at The Stables the audience were able to chat and connect with Ben and listen to the rawness of his live performance which was flawless.
If you want to find out more about Ben check him out on the BBC Music Showcase.
Hearing that Ben was playing Back Stage at The Green Hotel, Kinross and knowing that I was in the area I decided to visit the next night when I wasn’t constrained by the networking group. Once again Ben was awesome and I managed to get a few great photographs …
Back Stage at the Green Hotel is organised by David Mundell
These music venues managed and organised by extremely passionate people are bringing some awesome music to Scotland and Fife. The venues are small creating an intimate environment to enjoy and share moments with some of the worlds most talented musicians.
Visit David or The Inn at Lathones web sites to check out who is visiting in the near future and get yourself there for a great and memorable night’s entertainment.