Guitar pickin’ men in black

Ben Welburn remembers the Man in Black.
Ben Welburn remembers the Man in Black.

PAYING their dues to the man in black this week are Cash: a Johnny Cash tribute band.

The group are touring the UK, offering a mark of respect to their — and no doubt many a music fan’s — idol by dusting down those old favourites.

For frontman Ben Welburn, it’s about spreading the word so that new generations know all about the late Ring of Fire singer – and the fact that he wasn’t the usual clean cut musician of the time.

On the decision to form a tribute band, he explained: “I would pay my respects to the man by getting his stuff out there again; by reaching out to established and new fans.

“But in no way would I try to be him. That’s just not doable in 
my eyes.”

Those of you who know how to walk the line might be advised to visit the 02 ABC this Saturday — black suit strictly optional.

Cash play the Glasgow show at the 02 ABC on February 9, doors 7pm. Tickets cost £10 plus booking fee, from 0844 477 2000 or www.ticketweb.co.uk.