Nashville duo join top acts

Wild Ponies at Kirton Town Hall Live EMN-141111-062836001
Wild Ponies at Kirton Town Hall Live EMN-141111-062836001

Nashville duo The Wild Ponies are the latest top act to take to the stage as part of this season’s Kirton Town Hall Live programme.

Doug and Telisha Williams’s friendly and cheerful nature belies the serious tone of their material, which covers topics such a sexual abuse and murder, but their acerbic wit always creeps into their songs.

Telisha plays upright bass and sings lead vocals. She comes over all sweet with a sunshine smile, but with the subject matter of the songs she taunts and teases.

Doug supports her words with harmonies and, although his vocals are perfect, it is his guitar that is his weapon. He fingerpicks beautiful melodies in ballads such as in the song ‘Iris’ and really bends the strings on the upbeat songs.

Support will come from Town Hall Live’s very own ‘sound man’ Gerry McNeice, who will perform a 35-minute set with The Gerry McNeice Band.

Advance tickets for the gig on Sunday November 23 are priced at £10 (£12 on the door) from 01652 649230 or www.wegottickets.com

Doors open at 7pm, with music from 7.30pm.

For more information and videos visit: www.townhalllive.co.uk