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[Feb 18, 2012] AGP: THE BIRTHDAY SUIT (Rod Jones idlewild) + THE DEPORTEES + THE WINTER... (Tunnels)

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AGP Aberdeen & Select Booking Agency presents

THE BIRTHDAY SUIT (Rod Jones - Idlewild - solo project)

with support from



Sat 18 Feb 2011

Tunnels Aberdeen


14+ show

***rescheduled date - original tickets from Oct 28th remain valid***


- One Up, Belmont Street

- www.agpaberdeen.bigcartel.com

- www.ticketweb.co.uk



Rod is best known as a songwriter/guitarist in the Scottish group Idlewild. Alongside Roddy Woomble and Colin Newton he formed the band in 1995. Over a period spanning 15 years the band have toured the world as headliners and also in support of Pearl Jam, R.E.M., U2, The Rolling Stones and many more. Their album “100 Broken Windows” was recently voted Scottish album of the last decade by fans in the Skinny magazine and continues to have a fanatical following. Their follow up album “The Remote Part” debuted at number 3 in the UK charts with the single “You held the world in your arms” reaching number 9. The band have released seven studio albums to critical acclaim and continue to sell out concerts across the globe.

Aside from his work with Idlewild, Rod is also a singer songwriter under his own name, releasing a debut solo album “A sentimental education” in 2010. He has also collaborated on several other projects including the currently unreleased “George is Jones” album with American singer Inara George.

More recently Rod alongside Emma Pollock has been curating and organsing music events for The Scottish Mental health Arts and Film festival every September / October. Born out of this “The fruit tree foundation” was set up by Rod and Emma to bring together various artists to collaborate, write and record an album in aid of promoting awareness of mental health wellbeing. The project has been a huge success and the first album “First Edition” features members of Frightened Rabbit, Sparrow and the workshop and Twilight Sad with James Yorkston, Jenny Reeve and Alasdair Roberts working alongside Emma and Rod. The album is released worldwide in mid June 2011.

Given the busy schedule Rod has kept up for the last 15 years you might think he would want to take a break whilst Idlewild were on down time but no… Over the early part of 2011, Rod has been working in the studio on this latest record. Sounding more akin to early Idlewild, the record is a noisy yet poppy return to Rod’s roots and that combined with involving a collection of local musicians and friends, he felt that that it should be presented as a new band.

The first single “Do you ever?” will be released as a free download on August 30th 2011, with a follow up and the album to be released in late October.

Audio tasters of a few songs are available on Rod’s solo page on facebook.

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