Beards, Sweat, Nipples and Rock is what we are all about. Hailing from Edinburgh Academy Strangers are a fresh faced band who are new to the Scottish scene! They bring a totally new sound to Scottish music and promise big things! Academy Strangers promise to deliver a huge, energetic live experience with catchy melodies and infectious guitar riffs.
The Barents Sea is a part of the Arctic Ocean located north of Norway and Russia, The Barents Sea is also the coming together of Scottish musicians writing and recording songs.
The fifth generation of her family on the same farm on the outskirts of Inverness, Sarah-Jane Summers comes from a background of fiddle players and makers and was brought up steeped in the local tradition. Taught by the late, great Donald Riddell, she has a deep understanding of the old Highland fiddle style. Equally at home on the Norwegian hardanger fiddle, her fresh, unique, lyrical sound has been described as ´lush Highland fiddle music with a Nordic twist´ (Cromarty Old Brewery Arts Centre).
A five piece outfit from the Edinburgh/Dunbar area of East Scotland. The average age of the band is fifteen and although they have only been gigging for a few months they are attracting quite a bit of interest.
The line up consists of: Seimi Rowan - Lead Vocals and rhythm guitar
Al Gray - Percussion
Megan Laird-Drummond - Keyboard and vocals
Sold out RSJ EPs and live recordings available free from here: http://sites.google.com/site/robstjohnthefreeeps/ Edinburgh-via-Lancashire's Rob St.John plays ghostly, electric creaks and drones aided and abetted by a band of long term collaborators includng the unconventional talents of Rob Waters (formerly of Unlabel’s Jason And The Astronauts) on harmonium, Bart Owl (of Fife Kills:’ Eagleowl) on autoharp, glockenspiel and baritone uke...
Ross Clark, there are three of them. One (pictured far right) is an acoustic guitar player from Edinburgh, drawing influence from artists such as ballboy, Stars and Half Man Half Biscuit. The second is from Ayrshire, and creates experimental tracks blending electronica with jazz and orchestral music. The third (pictured near right) is a young songwriter from Clydebank. He "writes songs for the broken-hearted" and according to his best friend "is an act not to be missed." He plays every Tuesday at the Oran Mor Acoustic Session and Open Mic Night.
Consisting of fingerstyle acoustic guitar and voice, the James Orr Complex is the work of Glaswegian Christopher Mack . He has recently finished recording a follow up to “Chori’s Bundle”, "Com Favo", due for release on Rock Action later in 2008.
“as far as I’m concerned she can walk on water”
Mike Harding, Radio 2 “Smith could become to Scottish folk what Joni Mitchell is to its Californian cousin”
Q Magazine “Smith deserves to become yet another new folk celebrity”
The Guardian ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ‘Scots Singer of the Year 2008/9’ Emily Smith has firmly established herself as a leading light in the Scottish folk scene.