Lee Patterson: Stella Maris
Jan21

Lee Patterson: Stella Maris

ONE of our very favourite Scottish artists is a bit of an unsung hero. Stella Maris is the last album from Edinburgh singer/songwriter and although not a new release by any stretch of the imagination, it’s a fantastic collection of songs. Patterson’s vocal and instrumental skills combined with incredible songwriting talent man this album the perfect showcase for his work. Standout tracks for us are Coffin Belle and Winter...

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Dave Arcari: Whisky in my Blood
Sep24

Dave Arcari: Whisky in my Blood

BUCHANAN-based touring musician/songwriter is a regular performer at Buchanan Memorial Hall and appears at Balmaha’s Braw Weekend next Saturday night (3 October). Normally a solo performer, he’s joined on his most recent album by bass player Juuso Haapasalo and drummer Honey Aaltonen collectively known as the ‘Helsinki Hellraisers” for the project. Recorded in Finland, mixed in Glasgow and mastered in Chicago,...

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Duncan McCrone: Colourblind
Sep14

Duncan McCrone: Colourblind

BASED just outside the G63 area, Scottish folk singer/songwriter Duncan McCrone and his band are no strangers having played well-received shows at Buchanan Memorial Hall. His latest album, Colourblind, is a superb collection of songs and, in our opinion, features some of the best work to come from McCrone’s writing partnership with long time collaborator – and bass player in the band – Cy Jack. Fantastic playing from the band...

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Mick Hargan – 45
Sep04

Mick Hargan – 45

GLASGOW-based singer/songwriter Mick Hargan is a true troubadour of our time and his latest release – the 45 EP – brings us six songs that have been written since his 2005 album Conversations Between Us. Although produced in just a  few hours, there’s nothing lacking here – the songs, pulled from a bank of 30-odd unreleased pieces of work – are poignant, well-written and performed with passion and conviction form beginning to...

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Kathryn Joseph: Bones You Have Thrown Me…
Aug13

Kathryn Joseph: Bones You Have Thrown Me…

THE latest album from Kathryn Joseph, one of Scotland’s best-kept secrets…until now, for the release recently picked up the prestigious Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) award. Lyrically compelling and sonically stunning, Bones You Have Thrown Me And Blood I’ve Spilled evokes a stark, cinematic journey.  Written in a period during which life took Kathryn between northern bothies, east coast beaches, the forth bridges and...

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Alabama Shakes
Aug05

Alabama Shakes

THE G63.scot Sonos system has been banging out the latest album from Athens, Alabama-based quartet Alabama Shakes all week. Sound & Color is more eclectic than the band’s 2012 debut Boys & Girls which brought Alabama Shakes’ blend of fiery blues-rock and hard-hitting Southern soul to the wider world. Click the banner below to sample the tracks..and buy the album. We think you’ll like it...

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