What is a Mighty Poon?
Well, it’s not a Mediterranean fishing implement.
It’s a rock band featuring some of the finest musicians in the whole world....well, maybe not the world, but certainly Scotland.
The Mighty Poons, or The Poons, as they have become to be known, was formed in 2005 by late Rupert Black, who was the keyboard legend with such well known bands as The Pretenders, Talk Talk, The Alarm, and David Bell, the singer from Big Vern ‘n’ the Shootahs.
Their idea was to create a band that would allow them to indulge their fantasy of playing their favourite rock songs from the Old Grey Whistle Test years. For those not familiar with TOGWT, it was a 70’s version of Later with Jools Holland, featuring live performances from bands like Led Zeppelin, Focus, The Who, Little Feat, Fanny etc.
It's a pleasure to see the guys back on the road after Rupert's passing and continue the indulgence of some classic music that should never be forgotten and continued to be played LIVE.
So, plundering the musical talent around Glasgow, they found other like minded musicians to bring some classics back to life on stage that you just won't hear anywhere else.
The band deliver a powerful mix of rock music from the 70’s and 80’s, covering everything from Jethro Tull, Clapton, Emerson/Lake&Palmer, Genesis via Ricky Lee Jones and Manfred Mann’s Earthband, to It Bites! The set list is the who's who of classic 70's and 80's rock.
If you've caught the guys way back in 2019 then make sure you grab a ticket to see them again in advance and if you've heard all about it and didn't do anything about it - make sure you make the effort and catch these guys live at the Dreadnought.