THE Island’s Wight Hot Pipes have headed to the Big Apple for the biggest gig of their career.
The Celtic rock band have been booked to play this year’s New York City Tartan Week, a celebration of the city’s Scottish heritage.
After flying out this week, the band played Connolly’s Pub and Restaurant on West 45th Street on Wednesday and will play Manhattan’s famous BB King Blues Club tonight (Saturday) — after the Tartan Day Parade through the city.
It will be led by this year’s parade marshal, the Scottish actor Tommy Flanagan.
Speaking to the County Press earlier this week, Wight Hot Piper and Island GP Dr Kieron Cooney said: "It’s very exciting, a bit scary, but we’re totally keyed up for it — how often do you get to play in New York? It’s very cool."