Scared rabbit preparing to return "highly emotional" – BBC News


Scott Hutchison

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Scott Hutchison died in May

The frightened rabbit will play for the first time this weekend since the death of singer Scott Hutchison.

Mr. Hutchison's body was found on the banks of the Firth of Forth after he died in May.

His family said that there were doubts about his mental health and that they had been "devastated" by his death.

The exhibition of Frightened Rabbit at the Kelvingrove Bandstand in Glasgow will be part of a charity event to raise funds for the Social Bite social enterprise.

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The band, made up of Mr. Hutchison and his brother Grant on drums, released their debut album Sing the Grays in 2006, and went on to release four more albums.

They were enrolled at the concert, which is part of the Social Bite's sleep in the park's event, before Mr. Hutchison's death, and thought it would be the right occasion for their first show without him.

The remaining band members will be joined by special guests in a tribute to Scott.

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Grant Hutchison will play at the Kelvingrove Bandstand this weekend

The concert, in Kelvingrove Park, will also raise funds for a charity that the Hutchison family is installing in its memory.

Grant said: "It seemed like the right thing to do, and as a natural thing to do – to do something positive from something that personally was a tragic event – to be able to help two charitable organizations and two causes, and also to play with people who are good friends again. "

"Highly emotional"

Asked how he would feel playing without his brother, he said: "To be honest, I do not know.

"I do not think it's something that I can really prepare for, it will be very exciting, but I think the setting for it, both physically and the fact that it's a charity event for Social Bite, means it's a positive way to do first time

"I think I'll be more nervous than I've ever been for a frightened Rabbit concert before now.

Considering the future, Grant said he was still in mourning but the band was going to continue.

He said: "We all have to deal with Scott's death on a personal level, it's been seven months, it's really a short time.

"We have something planned for next year, which was supposed to happen this year, which we hope to announce at the beginning of the year.


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