FP100 Fife bands 48. Rockhammer


Rockhammer were formed in 2006 from an amalgamation of well-known 60s musicians, to mark the 120th anniversary of Kirkcaldy YMCA.

Richard Ligman (drummer) had played in several bands during the late 1960s, including many times at Kirkcaldy YMCA, so as the anniversary approached, Liz Easton, general secretary, contacted him and asked him to form a band for the celebrations.

Richard recruited Moira, a former singer in the Raith Showband, Jock Lamb (bass) and Stuart Beal (guitar), and Rockhammer were born.

At the initial gig at the YMCA, they were asked to play at the Beveridge Park Festival and other venues around the Kingdom, so they decided to stay together.

They played throughout Scotland and the North of England, including Help for Heroes and Victoria Hospital, to name but a few, gathering followers as they went.

The line-up changed with Stuart being replaced by Mark Burdett and eventually the line-up was bass, guitar, drums and vocals. They play music from the 60s up to the present day.

The band is still going strong and makes itself available for any YMCA fundraisers. They played the Beveridge Park Festival every year until it finished in 2013.