Good people of Glasgow we’re coming to play on Fri 13 May!
Also on the bill will be excellent singer/songwriter Yvonne Lyon.
Hope to see you there.
Thanks to everyone who made it along to the album launch. We had a lot of fun and I’m delighted to say that we will be performing again at the Acoustic Music Centre @ St Brides on 21st August 2016. Tickets are now on sale!
We will be performing songs from ‘Undercurrents’, as well as revisiting older material. I have been writing a lot lately, and there will also be a special showcase of brand new songs all unique to this Fringe show.
It’s going to be a really special night and I hope you will be able to join us!
With full band, featuring Fiona Rutherford (harp), Lawrie Macmillan (bass), Rick Bamford (drums), Donald Gillan (cello), Lisa Rigby (vocals).
Live music will be followed by DJs Woopee playing vinyl; from eclectic into good house music for your dancing pleasure.
Tickets are also available on the door for £6.
It is 8 weeks since launching my Pledge project and beginning promotion for Undercurrents. I have been enjoying seeing some reviews coming in and hearing tracks on the radio. I thought I would do a bit of a round up here in case you missed some of my posts on facebook and Twitter.
Lots of tracks have been played on many regional stations throughout the UK and BBC Radio Scotland including, Tiompan, The Iain Anderson Show and The Late Show with Cherrie McIlwaine where Undercurrents was album of the week. More on my BBC artist page… Some of these shows are still available to listen to, so if you missed them you can tune in and hear some tracks from the album.
Different Dimensions was Song of the Day on Folk Radio UK and I’m really looking forward to reading their review which is being posted on the site soon. I have taken part in some interviews with Pledge Music, Creative Scotland, and Americana-UK and there have been some great reviews from Scots Whay Hae, Folk Words, and Sonic Bandwagon with lots more to come! If you want to stay up to date you can follow me on Twitter and facebook.
Sound quality is very important to me and so I am delighted to say that Undercurrents has been encoded into a brand new streaming format which is being launched by Meridian Audio called MQA: Master Quality Authenticated.
I heard some of the MQA tracks in London last week, and the songs sounded expansive and rich like they did in the studio, with absolutely no loss of quality. Normally it is only the artists and producers that get to hear music in this way but this new format is going to be available for everyone to hear soon!
Really happy to say that Undercurrents will be part of the promotion of MQA as it is being introduced to the industry, alongside some other great music which I am looking forward to discovering.
And speaking of great sound quality, I received the test pressing from Diverse Vinyl for Undercurrents and am overjoyed at the brilliantly mastered and lovely sounding vinyl!
You can still pre-order the record and CD through my Pledge project which has now reached 83%
You can also hear this lovely vinyl record for the very first time at Loud & Clear HiFi Edinburgh on February 6th 2016 . Hear the crystal clear audio on the highest quality system followed by a short Q&A with the audience. Doors open at 6.30pm so come early and have a glass of wine with us before the playback begins! Tickets are available through my Pledge project and includes refreshments + free entry to the album launch party at The Voodoo Rooms in Edinburgh on 25th February!
I think this may have been my longest blog post ever! Still, there is lots going on. I hope you are all well and I am looking forward very much to sharing this album with you and releasing it on 19th February 2016.
11 weeks to go!
Love and peace,
Excited to be playing in Woodland Creatures on Sunday 16th August as part of a lovely line up of spoken word, poetry and performance art. It’s going to be a great night I hope you can make it along!
If you’re on facebook you can view the event here
8pm – 9.30pm
Woodland Creatures, 260-262 Leith Walk, Edinburgh
Free entry – donations welcomed. 100% of donations go to the artists.
I am looking forward to playing a few songs (solo, just me and my guitar!) at The Variety of Life on 24th April. It looks like a very exciting line up with singer Hailey Beavis, magician Kevin McMahon, comedian Pauline Goldsmith, aerialists Blaise Donald and Angie Kirkpatrick, dancers Barocco Tribal, Balkan vocal group Kuchke, and music from Graeme Mearns.
The Variety of Life Online Art Auction runs alongside the live event, featuring work form many of Scotland’s most exciting artists. The auction goes live on April 2nd and if you want to keep up to date with this you can follow the facebook event page. All proceeds from the event are going to 2 great children’s charities- Hope and Play for the Children of Gaza and Orkidstudio.