Edinburgh-based collective The Counterfeit Club bring their dynamic sound to Celtic Connections for the first time. Led by singer-songwriter Jack Borrill – a former band member of Quiche and currently bassist for The Joy Hotel– the line-up consists of Sam Vincent-Kilbride, Ryan Bradley, Duncan Jones, Stephen Corr, Lori and Sam Appleby. Together, they blend catchy riffs interspersed with heavy rhythm guitar and memorable bass lines to create what they call a “sonic canvas”. The effect is a melodious backdrop to Borrill’s songwriting. Their energetic but deeply intelligent performances have secured the band a wildly enthusiastic following on the live gig circuit.