Our Favourite (Old) Scottish Band: The Proclaimers

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Our Favourite (Old) Scottish Band: The Proclaimers

Usually this spot is dedicated to our favourite new Scottish band, but in honour of The Proclaimers UK tour, we’re dedicating it to a Proclaimers-by-numbers special

2
Brothers. Twins named Charlie and Craig Reid.

8
The number of studio albums the brothers have released to date.

129
The number of gigs they completed on their 2008 world tour, taking in Las Vegas, Oslo and Gothenburg - before ending with a two-night stint at Edinburgh Castle. Phew!

500
Miles. The title of their best known song, which contains the epic lyric ‘I would walk 500 miles and I would walk 500 more, just to be the man who walked 1,000 miles to fall down at your door’.

1962
The year the boys were born in Leith, Edinburgh.

1983
The year that the brothers formed the now legendary band; The Proclaimers.

140,000
The number of people who have seen the award winning musical ‘Sunshine on Leith’ – inspired by the brother’s second album of the same name.

God only knows
The number of times ‘500 Miles’ or ‘Sunshine on Leith’ has been drunkenly chanted in pubs and at football matches.

The Proclaimers play Edinburgh on Sat 10 & Sun 11 Oct and Glasgow on Tue 13 Oct. For a full gig listing and info on booking tickets, visit www.theproclaimersofficial.co.uk

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