Alfa 9 are a making the trip up to Scotland all the way from Newcastle-under-Lyme which is near Stoke. The four-piece consists of members Phil Mason, Leon Jones, Ali Heath and John Bradbury and the Shuffle Down team are 'stoked' they are making the trip up to The Dobbie Hall!

Alfa 9 have released two exceptional albums, "Then We Begin" was released in 2006 then more recently "Gone to Ground" in 2013 both released on Blow Up Records.

The first single and Gone to Ground opener "El Morrocco" was Steve Lamacq's 6Music rebel playlist winner. Listen here

From Then We Begin please watch/listen to the prelude and title track which has to be one of the finest starts to an album;

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