Little eye continue to shine

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CARRICK drummer Jay Hepburn is going both east and west as his band, Little Eye, continue to gain international recognition ahead of the release of their first album.

The band are heading for stadium gigs in China and the US this year, but fans in Carrick can see them much closer to home next week as the band are playing at King Tut’s in Glasgow on Thursday, January 26.

The band, managed by Strictly Come Dancing star Alesha Dixon and Scot, Malcolm Blair, were invited out to the US after the Colorado Rapids soccer team adopted one of their songs as their anthem.

It all came about as singer Alan Sieczkowski’s brother, ex-Celtic and Aberdeen star Jamie Smith, played for the Rapids last year as they won the American MLS cup final against David Beckham’s LA Galaxy.

Alan was at that match and wrote a song about the experience called ‘Burgundy Sky’ which has since been adopted by the club as their anthem.

The band have now been invited to play live at the club’s stadium later this year.

The Chinese ex-Factor winner, Li Shangshang, also met the band in London recently and has invited them to Beijing to play a stadium concert with her.

Tickets to see Little Eye at King Tut’s can be obtained through Ticketmaster or from King Tut’s.