Oban bands dominate at MOJO gig

4Below are contenders for Oban Unsigned.

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The vibrant and diverse original music scene in Oban was well represented at the recent MOJO event in Ardfern last weekend.

No fewer than four of the six bands to take to the stage are based in Oban.

Stephen Skinn (band), The Hollow Mountain String Band, Citizen 9 and headline act 4Below all made the journey down from Oban to the Craignish Village Hall to take part in this unique and intimate gig.

In its second year, the event has grown considerably with more than 100 tickets pre-sold and many more bought at the door on the evening.

From the subtle and engaging melodies from Stephen Skinn, through the intricate and foot-stomping Americana inspired tunes from The Hollow Mountain String Band to the heavier, rockier sounds from Citizen9 and 4Below, the bands were also joined on stage by solo singer-songwriter Liam Somerville and acoustic duo The Brambelles.

All the acts were keen to showcase their talents and the diverse styles of original music being created in Argyll.