Willy Finlayson

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Willy Finlayson is the passionate vocalist from Scotland who first came to London in the late 60's with Scottish Soul band The Writing On The Wall.

He went on to become a core member of the hugely popular MEAL TICKET with Steve Simpson and BEES MAKE HONEY (during the influential pub rock boom).

Willy then formed his own band The Hurters with the likes of Micky Moody and Matt Cheadle on guitar, Nigel Portman Smith on bass and Alan Coulter on drums.

This band ran parallel with a solo career that spawned the top 20 hit and video with Pete Barden's "On The Air Tonight".

Willy was also a busy session singer appearing on the Manfred Mann's Earthband album "Chance" and lent his voice to several national TV ads.

He continues to play live with the all star Hurters. A brilliant singer who brings rare emotion to bear on a wide range of material, Willy is still best described as "explosive".

Here are some audio clips:
Broadband
(CD quality)
Dial-Up
(AM radio)

Ain't Nobody
from the Very Much Alive CD
Broadband
Dial-Up
On The Air Tonight
from the Very Much Alive CD
Broadband
Dial-Up
Hold On To Me
from the From Snake Ranch To Helicon Mountain CD
Broadband
Dial-Up

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Click here to see photos of Willy in action at The Torrington