ONE of Glasgow’s most popular and quirky bands Colonel Mustard and the Dijon 5 are playing the iconic Barrowland Ballroom tonight in a last minute gig.

The fourth time that the band have played the Barrowland, the band were drafted in as support for headliners the LaFontaines as part of Glasgow’s Doors Open Day. 
Also taking to the stage were Dogtooth and the Ramoaners. 

David Blair from Colonel Mustard and the Dijon 5 told the Evening Times:
“We are so chuffed to be given the opportunity to play this amazing venue again. 

“As one of the first unsigned and self-made bands to be inducted into the Barrowlands Hall of Fame, it’s such a special and important place to us. We’re next to David Bowie and Iggy Pop - that’s such an incredible thing. 

“I really can’t wait to play there, to be honest.” 

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Also celebrating the end of the Oor Wullie Big Bucket Trail, David said that the band will be playing alongside the Barrowland’s newest staff member, Oor Ziggy. 

“It was my friend Marcus (Raynal-Hyslop) who designed the Oor Ziggy, after he was commissioned by the managerial staff at the Barrowland Ballroom. 

“The East End Quarter – The Barrowland Ballroom, Barras Art and Design, Barras Market, St. Lukes, the Winged Ox, all the businesses that end – are the new conglomerate that are branding the area. They decided to bring Oor Ziggy back and have clubbed together to keep Oor Ziggy in the Barrowland. 

“He’s going to take pride of place in the main hall so we’ll be playing next to him.”

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As the gig was so last-minute, tickets are only around £7.  Colonel Mustard and the Dijon 5 have a small 20 minute set, but David said that they weren’t worried about filling the hall. 

“We’ve got the full production team and lighting gig getting the place ready. 

“All the proceeds are going towards the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, who have been fundraising through the Oor Wullie trail too. 

“We’ve filled the hall ourselves in the past few times we’ve played, and it’s for such a good cause. There is so much going on.”

Colonel Mustard and the Dijon 5 are typical Glasgow favourites, a band of 15 players whose set can range from dance and comedy to full on disco. 

“We really can’t wait to come and put a party on” said David. 

“Even though it’s just a wee set, it’s for such a good cause and celebrating loads of things at once. 

“The Barrowland really is the best place in the world – I would not want to play anywhere else for Doors Open day.” 


Doors open 7.30PM tonight. Tickets still available on the door.