Three-hour sets no match for Stuart Laird

PUBLISHED: 16:00 29 July 2015

Stuart Laird Musician Lauriston Hotel Weston.

Stuart Laird Musician Lauriston Hotel Weston.


A Weston singer and keyboard player has spoken about the buzz he gets from playing the town’s clubs and hotels.

Stuart Laird, aged 77, continues to play uninterrupted three-hour sets featuring everything from World War Two songs to those from Disney’s Frozen.

Stuart can play more than 1,000 songs and works as his own roadie.

He spent time in Germany with the RAF before moving to Weston from Edinburgh in 1968, beginning a career in show business.

He staged shows for the navy and the Armed Forces, including the first professional live show on a nuclear submarine, HMS Revenge.

Stan Boardman and Fred Wedlock were just two of the famous people he encountered.

Stuart said: “I’ve always loved playing for audiences and I run on pure adrenaline, it’s how I manage for three hours without a break.”

The self-styled ‘oldest swinger in town’ hopes to keep performing in Weston for years to come.

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