Ed Jones
Ed Jones
Alan King
Alan King
Jim Bowie
Jim Bowie
Kenny Archibald
Kenny Archibald
Mark Anderson
Mark Anderson
Des Whitlie
Des Whitlie
Sean Lithgow
Sean Lithgow

New Kid in Town

 

New Kid in Town

We are delighted to announce an additional band member to Hotel California.

Sean Lithgow is a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist with considerable talent and youth on his side.

He has been involved in recording and performing with many high-profile writers and musicians.

He is now a valuable addition to our current line-up.

Sean will be contributing guitar, piano and vocal parts to enhance our production and help us take it to the next level.

Welcome to the fold Sean. We look forward to the next chapter of Hotel California with you sharing the stage with us.

Like all touring bands, we are still awaiting the green light to be able to perform again at full capacity within the theatres.

We hope that won’t be too long now.

We will be ready when the time comes and we’re all looking forward to seeing you all again very soon.

About Hotel California

 

Formed in 1999, Hotel California came from very humble beginnings having been conceived as a band to play in local pubs and clubs in and around the Edinburgh area. After serving their time in working men's clubs all over Scotland and Northern England, Hotel California cut their teeth and refined their sound for a number of years.

Having undergone numerous personnel changes along the way, Hotel California have always aimed to raise the bar with each and every change. Gradually, they built up a faithful following which eventually led to the demand to play in larger venues across Scotland.

In 2003, The Eagles Story concept was formed and they set out to tour Scotland in the largest venues possible to tell the story of

The Eagles with a full production team on hand to assist with video shows, sound and lighting.

The shows received critical acclaim from all quarters and ran for five years.

During the evolution of the Eagles Story, word spread throughout the industry and reached as far as The Eagles themselves. Don Felder was in need of a backing band in order for him to perform at the prestigious Dunhill Cup in St Andrews. Hotel California were enlisted at short notice to play and delivered a blistering set with Don Felder fronting the evening. Such was the success of the event that two years later they were asked again to repeat the honourable task of supporting Don at the same event. High praise indeed and a twice in a lifetime achievement for the band members involved at the time!

Having performed at venues including Edinburgh's Usher Hall, SECC, AECC, Queens Hall and the Famous Spiegeltent the Eagles Story drew to a close.

Since then, Hotel California have travelled to Australia, India and Italy.

 

A new project is also running in parallel to Hotel California. It's called 'The Spirit of Bad Company & Free' and is performed by Free Again who are made up mainly from personnel in Hotel California. Free Again Band present another two hour extravaganza that showcases the timeless classics of Bad Company and Free. If you liked what we did with the Eagles music, there's a good chance you'll love this! We'd love to see you all there! www.freeagain.co.uk

 

For 2021 the focus will be on playing theatres in Scotland. Free Again will play 8 shows each year and Hotel California 16. 

We're back on the road again in August 2021 (COVID restrictions allowing!) and look forward to seeing you at a theatre close to you soon.