First Foot Soldiers are a Shetland based band that play a wide range of classic rock and pop songs from the 20th century.

Formed in late 2010, First Foot Soldiers have established themselves as one of Shetland’s most in-demand live acts.


Robert Balfour

Drumkit & Vocals

Rob has played in many successful Shetland bands, most recently Boyz Aloud and Trookers.

Arthur Nicholson

Lead Guitar & Vocals

Arthur has been at the forefront of Shetland Rock since he was in his early teens, and released a successful solo album in 2013 called Sticks & Stones. Find out more at www.arthurnicholson.co.uk.

Chris Thomson

Keys, Rhythm Guitar & Vocals

Chris has had a wide-ranging musical experience, from the Shetland cock-rock band diminor, to teaching classroom music in Stirling.

Shaun Strachan


Shaun joined First Foot Soldiers in late 2013, after a stint as bassist for 2014 SYPG Battle of the Band winners Auto Pilot.