Glitz is an all-female band formed by local drummer Mairi Gillanders. Each of the girls have an extensive musical and theatrical background combining over 60 years in the business, making Glitz one of the most experienced group of musicians in Scotland.
The band plays music from the 60s to the latest chart hits. They are also equally at home performing a full cabaret show for corporate clients. They even throw in a good splash of ceilidh and Strictly Ballroom for those clients who request it. For a small extra charge, they also offer indoor pyrotechnics to give the show extra sparkle!!!
So let's meet the girls:
Kay Gilmour is a hugely experienced vocalist who has sung in bands such as The Stan Fraser Band and Alex Sutherland Band. She has also produced and musically directed shows and concerts for schools, student shows and Charities. As well as a fantastic vocalist, Kay is an accomplished pianist, bassist and guitarist. She is also one of bands musical arrangers and is thrilled to be a part of Glitz in her 50th year, never too old to rock! Kayís vocal specialties are Rock, Pop and Smooth Jazz.
Mairi Gillanders Newberry (Mairi G) started playing drums at tender age of eight. She has played in wedding bands since age of 12 including The Alex Sutherland Band, Mabel Meldrums, Sonido Latino and the Lemon Tarts to name but a few. Mairi has also played in many orchestras and theatre productions as well as TV work with Debbie McGee and Carol Smillie. She has also played in the Royal Albert Hall. Mairi knows what a party needs and she delivers it every time.
Irene Buchan completed her honours degree in Music at Aberdeen University in 2003. Since then, she has been a member of the Aberdeen opera company, performing in numerous shows in Aberdeen arts centre and His Majesty's Theatre. She enjoys performing and working as choreographer. Irene is currently a music specialist in various primary schools in the Fraserburgh area. She also works with Fraserburgh junior arts as a performer and musical director.
Amanda Watt loves to sing and sparkle! She has been singing for as long as she can remember. She has starred in a range of musicals and concerts at His Majesty's Theatre, including the roles of Hodel in 'Fiddler on the Roof', Kate Murphy in 'Titanic' and the title role in the Baker's Wife. Amanda is a primary music teacher by day and is a keen pianist, guitarist and percussionist. She is an experienced musical director and choir leader. Her favourite vocal styles include pop, soul, cabaret and a good power ballad!
And don't forget Glitz come with their own DJ to give you entertainment right through till 1am, and at no extra cost. So book the Glitz girls to play and bring a little extra sparkle to your big day!!
If you want something a little bit different Glitz have recently finalized their Motown Diva Show. A full hour of hits from the legends of Motown including songs by Diana Ross, The Supremes, Martha and the Vandellas, Aretha Franklin and many more.