On The Rise – Windy Miller was recorded at the Two Red Shoes Ballroom [in the hallway] and released a year later in August 1975>
Windy Miller _ Mr. Goodnight, Alias Money http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZQL2g-jtrA “Off the Album On The Rise, NORCO [NOR141] Brian McDonald (drums, vocals), Kenny MacDonald (guitar, piano, vocals), Charlie Gerrard (bass, vocals), Fred McDonald (guitar, vocals) A Band from Elgin, Scotland, who used to play Ballerina Ballroom, Nairn.”
“[Windy Miller] came up with the idea of using backing tapes (never been done before on stage in the early 70s) and ditching the instruments went into a four piece vocal act.” Kenny MacDonald
“The Beach Ballroom as many people will know is a round building and that the audience who were not dancing used to spend the night walking round and round the dance floor. Not only did the audience stop to watch us leaving our instruments to do a four piece harmony number to a backing track, but also to watch Kenny playing slide guitar sitting on the floor of the stage while we did Statesbro Blues. Great memories of both the Beach Ballroom and the Ballerina Ballroom where we had some amazing nights.” Brian McDonald.
Windy Miller – band recorded On The Rise album at Two Red Shoes Ballroom in 1974. Bill Cameron [who recorded with the Copycats] was sound editor/producer for the album released in 1975. https://scotbeat.wordpress.com/2014/04/09/on-the-rise-windy-miller/
Cold Comfort Blues: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXIFBn6DHpE&w=420&h=315
On The Rise [entire album from Windy Miller] : https://youtu.be/O_zIqERpgfU
Special thanks to Kenny MacDonald who provided a CD version of the album [Norco Records Limited release 1981] and to James Stewart who digitized it. Cold Comfort Blues and the full album are presented with permission from John Ruggeri (Norco Records) and Kenny MacDonald who owns song rights. On The Rise was Windy Miller’s only recording. Songs were composed by Kenny MacDonald with exception of “Another Day” [C. Gerrard]. It was produced on Norco Records LTD and recorded at the Two Red Shoes though other Norco Records were produced in a studio in Aberdeen. The album was produced by Norco Records at the Two Red Shoes in 1969. https://scotbeat.wordpress.com/2014/03/08/wendy-miller/ Other tunes written by Kenny Macdonald include: I Won’t Give In https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CllXuOf0iHI Lady Lane Musical https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZqfB4s9dzQ Coming Round https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arUnD-OixJ4 Heading Somewhere South https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzzZDTASyJs A love that could be so strong https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pn8Zn9823q8