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Glasgow sextet James Edwyn & the Borrowed Band stumbled on to the scene 2013, their formation the result of a series of unlikely coincidences… Their music is a mix of alt-country, indie/folk rock and roots orientated Americana.
Their first album The Tower was released in 2014 through the band’s own label, Dead Records Collective. The album was well received, achieving significant airplay and positive reviews across a broad range of media.
High Fences, the band’s 2017 follow up to The Tower, sees a big leap forward for the band. With Grammy nominated and ARIA-winning engineer Adrian Breakspear (Sony Australia) on mixing duties, the 10-track L.P. captures a bigger, harder edged sound without the band losing their trademark focus on finely honed arrangement and melody. The band’s first two singles from the album, Passing San Ysidro and Pushing Statues have both enjoyed significant radio play across the BBC and other radio networks.
Live, the band continue to move from strength to strength. Their second year on the festival circuit in 2017 saw them stepping up to a number of main stages and cementing their growing reputation as a formidable live act. Their two hometown shows of late 2017 were hugely successful, with a sold out single launch (Passing San Ysidro) in August and a sold-out album launch as part of the Glasgow Americana festival. 2018 has started with a bang for the band, seeing the invited to showcase at Glasgow’s famous Celtic Connections festival and the UK Americana Music Association festival in London.
Glasgow band Saint Huck; an Americana/folk/country duo, formed in early 2016 by Christie & Jamie O'Donnell-Vernal. With influences including the likes of Fleetwood Mac, Tom Waits, Black Crowes, Bonnie Raitt, Jack White, Gillian Welch, Dave Rawlings and Jackson Browne, the pair's tight-night harmonies have really honed in on that old rootsy good stuff, whilst remaining fresh and completely true to their own intimate songwriting style.
The pair have established themselves as a highly respected and closely watched live act in their short career thus far, playing across the U.K. to vast and varied audiences as well as some live national TV appearances.
In September 2016, Saint Huck released their online EP Woodside Sessions, produced by Roddy Hart & Tommy Reilly which is available for purchase at Bandcamp.com.
Summer 2018 will see Saint Huck filling up the calendar and gigging throughout the UK following some new releases.... Watch this space!
Katee Kross is a Scottish singer songwriter who has released two self-penned albums, ‘Beautiful Dreamer’ and ‘Don’t Fade To Grey’ as well as three singles and this October sees the release of album number three called ‘Body & Soul’.
In addition to her albums, her live work has been impressive having supported big name acts such as Dougie MacLean, Barbara Dickson, James Grant, Karine Polwart, JJ Gilmour and many others.
In October 2016 Katee played at Wembley Arena with Seasick Steve and the following year opened again for Steve at his gig at the Summer nights series at the Kelvingrove Bandstand. Support for Sandi Thom followed when she played at the Oran Mor in Glasgow and she will once again open for her later this year at the same venue.
2018 has already seen stage performances at the Glasgow SSE Hydro as part of the three day Country 2 Country Festival with scheduled performacnes already on fro King Tuts in April and the Millport Country Music Festival later in the summer followed by an appearance at the Prestigious Dougie MacLean’s Perthshire Amber Festival.