In a high school called Larbert High; Paul Henry Smith (Pabs) met Greg McSorley, together they would form a band.
Pabs knew a guy who could play drums, Derek Menmuir. Greg knew a guitarist, Stewart McCairney. Weird was born. In February 1995 Weird wrote their first album, Whapper Stormer. By the time 1998’s Firkin Outburst emerged Weird’s music was only relevant to the loyal crowd that followed them. By the year 2000 the fun was gone. The band would meet every Wednesday to record songs onto a four track. The tapes piled up; eventually they were mixed. From this mess emerged Cold Homestreet. In 2003 Stu met Pabs in a pub. Stu turned to Pabs to suggest they record a ‘best of acoustic’. Pabs agreed. Derek and Greg heard that the duo were recording and asked to hear what had been recorded. The band reformed. The enthusiasm was back; 2004’s One More Solo was born. 2007 saw Riot Act emerge. In 2008 the distortion was turned off. Weird headed off to Gairloch to record their 6th record Quiet Act, a beautifully subtle album that paved the way for the biggest chapter in Weird’s history. In 2009 a dear friend and superfan Dave Broon tragically lost his life. Weird Decibels rose from this despair. Dave was a huge AC/DC fan, the next album would have to be loud…it was. In 2011 Weird Decibels 1 reached all corners of the globe, their music videos reached thousands. This was followed by 2016’s Weird Decibels 2 which was met with an emphatic response.