Trookers are an original guitar-based melodic pop dyad from Shetland, featuring Robert Balfour and Christopher Thomson, both members of local cover band First Foot Soldiers.
The two sat down at the tail-end of 2012 to write some songs together in their living rooms. After penning nearly an album's worth of material over many teas, coffees, tins, and even gins, they started performing at the local singer/songwriter night in Mareel, and recorded a demo of one of the songs, "Birds", in February 2013.
Several public performances followed in 2013, including a spot at Glusstonberry, and a well-received opening slot at the Lerwick music festival "Oxjam" was a particular highlight for the quirky duo.
Their music gathered some warm reviews from critics throughout 2013, and the pair are looking forward to recording and releasing an album in 2014, bringing their 'making the easy way look awkward' blend of warm pop glazed with charm to snuggled listeners here in Shetland and beyond its shores.