Scocha (pronounced Scotia) are based in Hawick in the Scottish Borders. The name of the band is derived from the surnames of the two founding members Iain SCOtt and David CHApman.
With Alan Brydon finishing after 8 loyal years the band have had a small re-arrangement. Dougie Anderson is now up front and playing lead guitar while new member Ross Walsh joins the band on drums and percussion, while Phil is the stalwart on bass. Ian Ballantyne one of Scotlands top sound engineers, completes the core team.
Scocha are renowned for their versatility. Equally comfortable at home or overseas, on the major stage or the more intimate venue, Scocha give 100% in their performances. From soft ballads to rousing foot-stomping refrains, Scocha have something for everyone. They are noted as one of the few bands in Scotland whose concerts attract all generations from kids to grannies and everyone in between. From festival stages to theatres and halls Scocha have packed them in.
The Scocha sound is unique. Branded as Folk ‘n’ Roll, Scocha is faithful to being traditionally Scottish in style and roots, yet does so with a vibrant freshness that is infectious. A passionate blend of stirring new material and traditional classics, spiced with up-to-the-moment arrangements, ensures captivating variety. Peppered with humour and banter in the Scots tongue, a Scocha performance, is never scripted and always original. With a wide range of instruments in the repertoire including acoustic and electric guitars, whistles, drums, bass, keyboards, bodhrans, and more, Scocha are uniquely versatile.
You can stand or sit – but you wont sit still!