Velocity to play in Loanhead

IF you want to catch Dennis Rollins’ Velocity Trio, you’ll have to be quick.

Tickets are selling fast for the group’s special gig with the Midlothian Schools Big Band at Loanhead Miners’ Welfare Club on May 30.

Around 25 talented pupils from local secondary schools will be supporting the visit of the top jazz trombonist’s combo.

Born in the Midlands in 1964, Dennis Rollins has gained an international reputation for creating grooved-based, funky dance music with jazz tinges, particularly with his award-winning band, Badbone & Co.

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