Update 12:30 23/11/21

BlackJack Cadilac band members have confirmed this morning that they will no longer be playing the Ardrossan Christmas lights switch on as a number of the band have come down ill.

The rest of the event will continue as planned.


A NORTH Ayrshire rock band are all set to play at the Ardrossan Christmas lights switch on.

BlackJack Cadillac are a five-piece band formed by members from Irvine, Kilwinning, Ardrossan and West Kilbride.

Recently headlining two local gigs, the band have performed at the Ardrossan Music Experience before playing at Ayr’s Venue 38.

Lead singer of the band, Claire Wolffe, told the Herald: “We had the crowd up dancing and cheering and had a fantastic night at Venue 38, it’s a beautiful venue.

“During lockdown, myself and Gee did live acoustic sets through Facebook, streaming on an online festival group I help to moderate, with over 177,000 people watching from all over the world.

“We started our band Facebook page and so far we seem to be getting a good following with people watching our videos and wanting to see us play.

"We like to interact with any fans as we appreciate fully any support.

“We all have very different and unique styles and personalities, but somehow we gel together very naturally and seem to just know how to play together effortlessly, that’s when you know it’s right.

"We all share the same passion for music and for writing songs.”

With Christmas returning to its traditional celebrations after Covid-19 caused widespread cancellations across the country, the Ardrossan Xmas Lights Switch On and Santa Parade will take place at Castle Hill Car Park before the lights go on at Ardrossan Civic Centre.

BlackJack Cadillac will be taking part in the musical festivities afterwards.

“We feel there is a really strong music scene here in Ayrshire, but funding and support can be difficult to find,” Claire continued.

“There are so many talented bands and solo musicians working hard to bring music and entertainment throughout Ayrshire, if we could all pull together to create something big each year, we should make it happen.

"We were really honoured to be asked to play at the Ardrossan Christmas lights switch on.

“Bringing the community together is so important, and we are more than happy to help with this.

“We are excited to get up and rock out with the community this year!”

For more information on the band search BlackJack Cadillac on Facebook.