LOCHGELLY'S Rubber Stamp Promotions have booked a new act on the local music scene, The Black Diamonds, to headline Wee Jimmies Cowdenbeath, on Saturday February 23.

This might be The Black Diamonds debut gig, but their popularity has meant that this sold out weeks in advance!

Members Robie Gilmour and Darren Lees, both hailing from Cowdenbeath, chose the name, The Black Diamonds, because of the town's mining history and they're both proud of this fact.

They have already been busy, having been invited by local DJ, Graeme Booth, to chat about their new project and play a couple of songs live on his Saturday morning show on Radio West Fife, and they have also been in the recording studio at Substation Rosyth, where they recorded two songs, 'Something Special' and 'Say Another One'.

You can listen to both songs on the band's Facebook page and YouTube and they will also be available on iTunes and Spotify soon.

The Wee Jimmies gig is sure to be a special night for The Black Diamonds and they will be supported on the night by three local artists, Claire Adamson, Steve James and Michael Law.

Acoustic rock duo The Black Diamonds are a new musical collaboration, but both members, Robie Gilmour and Darren Lees have a wealth of experience when it comes to playing live.

Robie has supported acts such as Chris Helme (The Seahorses), Tom Hingley (Inspiral Carpets), Rod Jones (Idlewild), Nick Mercer (Sergeant) to name but a few, and was also a member of Cherry Diesel.

Darren has also supported Chris Helme and Tom Hingley and was the front man of popular Fife band 96 Tears. He is also a talented songwriter.

The Black Diamonds' new tracks are a mixture of both of their individual styles fused together to provide both punchy and melodic songs, which are exciting and fresh and sure to please everyone attending their gigs!