Music On Rails festival, National Railway Museum, York, September 6

Jonny & The Dunebugs

The Blueprints

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MEET Stuart Allan, band member of Jonny & The Dunebugs and The Blueprints, guitar techie for Shed Seven and staff member at the newly relocated MOR Music, off Fossgate, York.

He is the essence of a modern-day York musician, an all-rounder, whose technical skills benefit others, while he has the pleasure of being a front man and guitarist on the York scene.

On Saturday, he will be among many York musicians taking part in MOR Music's inaugural Music On Rails festival at the National Railway Museum, where acoustic acts will play in a Director's Saloon, from 2pm to 9.15pm, and main stage bands will perform in the Station Hall from 3pm to midnight.

Stuart will be on lead vocal and guitar duty with York indie guitar pop stalwarts The Blueprints from 10.35pm to 11.15pm and will return to the Station Hall stage after a breather to share vocals and play guitar with the headlining covers' band Jonny & The Dunebugs.

"We've had MOR Music events before in York city centre, but it adds another dimension playing in the NRM," says Stuart.

"We played there before in a smaller event organised by Jim Lowe from the NRM, and this time it was the idea of Jim and Phil and Lynne O'Dea from MOR Music to have this festival. I'm sure bands will be arranging to have photos taken there as it's going to such a memorable experience."

Stuart foresees the event appealing to train enthusiasts and music fans alike. "It's also reaching out to a new audience, taking bands to another level," he says.

Admission is free but places must be booked for Director's Saloon acts on 01904 621261.

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