Fellowship of the guitar string Not for the first time in his life, Glaswegian actor Billy Boyd is on a quest. He has already had a fair stab at adventure as Pippin the hobbit in Peter Jackson’s Lord Of The Rings trilogy but, having helped save Middle Earth, his latest mission involves guitars and chords rather than swords and hirsute hobbit feet.

Boyd is the vocalist and guitarist for up and coming four-piece band Beecake. The foursome have got gigs in the States under their belt, a headliner at King Tut’s coming up, interest from record labels and an appearance at next year’s Wickerman Festival. Happily, unlike Boyd’s previous journey, conquering the charts won’t need two hours a day in make-up. Fellowship of the guitar string