When I started the Highlander Music record label the aim was to record a series of the best Scottish Country Dance Bands and it is no coincidence that the first band I asked was Sandy Nixon's band. His music is accurate, lively and great to dance to. It has been a pleasure to work with Sandy on several recordings and to our delight he and the band played at our wedding!
When seven-year-old Sandy Nixon received an accordion for Christmas he started playing ... and hasn't stopped since! His enthusiasm for playing, and for Scottish Country dance music in particular, lead to the formation of his own band in the late 1970's.
The stable nucleus of the band guarantees the unmistakable Sandy Nixon Sound, delivered for many years by Sandy with Bill Hendry, Mike Hardie, Stan Saunders and Hamish Smith. The band's hallmark breadth of sound augments their superbly arranged tunes, giving life to the contributions of each band member and great pleasure to dancers, listeners and band alike!