Ex-Silencers stars JJ Gilmour and Joe Donnelly form new band

An exciting new music project has been born after a reunion between former members of Scots group, The Silencers.

JJ Gilmour and Joe Donnelly enjoyed great success and critical acclaim during their individual stints with the band and toured with music greats such as Simple Minds, David Bowie, U2 and The Pretenders.

Despite not playing in The Silencers at the same time, Joe and JJ bonded immediately during an emotional week in Glasgow as all the ex-Silencers got together to play a sell-out gig in aid of much loved guitarist Cha Burns, who was gravely ill at the time. Sadly, Cha passed away soon afterwards.

Joe and JJ seized the opportunity and decided to start writing together in memory of their dear friend.

The result of this creative collaboration is new band Caezar, an album of powerfully emotive material, and three live dates for the duo this summer.

“The sadness and emotion we both felt at this point was so raw and there was only one way to turn this into something positive and that was to make music,” says Donnelly.

“Life really is too short and when the chance came up to work with another top musician, it was full steam ahead. The album was a real labour of love and we’re so proud of the new songs and we can’t wait to play them for all our fans soon.”

Caezar’s debut album, Time, will be released on Friday 20 July and will available from www.wearecaezar.co.uk

Live dates:

Saturday 21 July – The Old Court, Windsor

Friday 27 July – Oran Mor, Glasgow

Monday 30 July – Kelvingrove Bandstand (opening for The Pretenders) Monday 30 July

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