ONE of these men will find himself the particular centre of attention when folk rock band Torridon hit the Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival next week...
And that’s because he’ll be taking to the stage wearing nothing more than a pair of women’s knickers.
Torridon, who rose to prominence with Ross County’s official anthem for the 2010 Scottish Cup final, "We’re on Our Way", are appearing on the Hothouse Stage at Belladrum nwxt Saturday (August 4).
To mark the occasion, the band are running a hot pants forfeit — which will result in one of the sextet appearing on stage scantily attired in just a pair of ladies pants. Members of the public have the ultimate say through a simple online vote — and it’s frontman Kenny Smith who is sweating it at the moment!
He explained: "We played in the Grassroots stage last year, so we have been upgraded. We want to make it a gig to remember so we decided to run a competition on our website. We are asking our fans to vote for which member of the band they would like to see wearing nothing but hot pants on stage.
"The pants will be from the band’s own merchandise, which have our logo on them. They have proved very popular with the ladies. Unfortunately, I seem to be running away with the vote at the moment – but there is still a week of voting to go. Hopefully, our drummer Kenny Lyall, who I thought would be the hot favourite, will overtake me in the voting.
"But it’s just a bit of craic, really – and if word gets about it will maybe attract more people to the tent and create a great atmosphere."
He added: "We are working on new material from our forthcoming album. The band is moving in a new direction since our last album in 2008 – we are a six-piece now which gives a totally diverse influence to our music."
The band’s line up is, Kenny Smith, guitar and vocals, Mathew Cameron, mandolin and vocals, Kenny Lyall, drums, Glyn Evans, bass, Graham Bell, accordion and Iain Dunnett, pipes.
Votes can be registered at a click on the Torridon Facebook page, found via their website www.torridonlive.com. All six will be left on tenterhooks until the eve of the gig, with votes closing at 3pm on Friday, August 3.