The start of 2014 saw The Colts take a new direction. Seasoned veterans of the Glasgow folk/acoustic scene, Anton (lead vocals/guitar) and Roscoe (guitar/backing vocals) began auditions for new members, eventually recruiting Michael McGill on bass and Dillon Haldane on drums. A slight name change cemented this new beginning – Anton & The Colts was born.
Since their live debut in June, the band has played numerous shows including a sold-out gig at Glasgow’s famous King Tut’s in October.
Their sound draws on numerous influences: the pristine vocal harmonies of country and bluegrass, raucous bluesy guitars, the tight swinging rhythms of classic soul and funk with Anton’s sweet smokey growl completing the mix. A band one reviewer called “an ideal accompaniment to strong drink….. like Robbie Robertson & Rick Danko having a jam session in the company of Mr Jack Daniel”.
Anton & The Colts are currently recording their debut EP, slated for release early 2015.