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Current LineUp: Sean. gts. Forbes.bs. Martin.kbs. Dave.dms. Howie.vcls .Shifty.sxs.
The band has been in existence from at least the early 17th century. First mentioned in the account books of Atomic Orientale, chapter of M.O.A.P. in 1603. Active through to the end of the 19th Century. Cited in Jacobite literature. Known to be Robert Burns least favorite band. Occasioned his dying words "don't let the Awkward Squad fife over my grave"
the present line up dates from the late nineteen sixties: :Al:guitars. Forbes:bass. Howie:vocal. .Gav.dms.
Awkward Squad 1. 1970, with drummer bass player, guitarist and occasional vocalist from Glenda Slag (blues band, Newport Rock Festival, local support for Slade.). Mid 70s Vocalist worked as DJ in Scandinavia then to Ireland formed Spurts, early punk band, later working for U2, Stiff Little Fingers et al. guitarists into Scottish folk scene. drummer into stage management.
Reunited twenty- first century, Auchtermuchty Traditional Music Festival 2003. Dundee Blues Festival 2004. Central Scotland bars. private functions.
Martin Awkward on keys with Shifty Awkward on sax, both from McZappa.
OHenrys Jazz Cellar, Edinburgh. Animal Farm, Collessie.
Ashley Awkward joins to add female vocals late 2006 leaves 2011
Gav departs thru ill health Dave Awkward joins 2010 as drummer
Sean Awkward joins as guitar 2012
Al retires thru ill health 2013. Guitar Heaven; Summer 2014
the band performs at M.O.A.P. events, all members are of good standing.