Widely-respected for his work with the Sensational Alex Harvey Band providing incendiary guitar and writing on seminal albums such as ‘Framed’, ‘Next’, ‘Tomorrow Belongs to Me’, ‘The Impossible Dream’ and other, Zal also played guitar in Nazareth in the 80s and worked as a session musician, touring with Elkie Brooks, Bonnie Tyler and Midge Ure. Countless respected guitarists have cited Zal as an influence on their playing.

Sin’dogs sees Zal return to his roots with powerful new material incorporating both progressive and heavy rock elements.

2018 will see the release of a debut album, and plans to tour extensively throughout the year will coincide with festival appearances. In the meantime, the band has released a ‘taster’ EP which includes some songs which will be included in the album.

Zal is clearly relishing the prospect of the new band: “Today, thankfully,I am still progressing and playing guitar and singing with a new, exciting rock band Sin’dogs.. Touring extensively in 2018 will be a priority for the band; getting back on the road, meeting fans old and new and playing a complete set of all original material.”

Comprised of experienced musicians from around Scotland, the band line up is:

Zal Cleminson – Guitar and lead vocals
David Cowan – Keyboards and vocals
Willie McGonagle – Guitar and vocals
Nelson McFarlane – Bass and vocals
Scott Cowie – Drums

Tour Dates

30TH – HULL, Fruit


1st – NEWCASTLE, The Cluny
2nd – GRIMSBY, Yardbirds
3rd – EVESHAM, Iron Road
4th – EDINBURGH, Voodoo Rooms
5th – GLASGOW, Oran Mor


  • Mick Burgess

    Mick is a reviewer and photographer here at Metal Express Radio, based in the North-East of England. He first fell in love with music after hearing Jeff Wayne's spectacular The War of the Worlds in the cold winter of 1978. Then in the summer of '79 he discovered a copy of Kiss Alive II amongst his sister’s record collection, which literally blew him away! He then quickly found Van Halen I and Rainbow's Down To Earth, and he was well on the way to being rescued from Top 40 radio hell!   Over the ensuing years, he's enjoyed the Classic Rock music of Rush, Blue Oyster Cult, and Deep Purple; the AOR of Journey and Foreigner; the Pomp of Styx and Kansas; the Progressive Metal of Dream Theater, Queensrÿche, and Symphony X; the Goth Metal of Nightwish, Within Temptation, and Epica, and a whole host of other great bands that are too numerous to mention. When he's not listening to music, he watches Sunderland lose more football (soccer) matches than they win, and occasionally, if he has to, he goes to work as a property lawyer.

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