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Adam Homes And The Embers + Buoy Gull

Friday 22nd November 2019

The Blue Lamp, 121 Gallowgate, Aberdeen, AB25 1BU Phone: 01224 647472


Doors 7.30pm

Tickets £16+bf in advance, £19 on door

Available from wegottickets.Adam Holmes And The Embers

Adam Homes And The Embers


A welcome return after last year’s sell out show.


27-year-old Edinburgh-born singer/songwriter Adam Holmes is one of the brightest rising stars on the UK roots music scene, with influences from either side of the Atlantic mixing traditional and contemporary folk with his own brand of soul and Americana.

Twice nominated for BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, his first two albums were also nominated for Scottish Album of the Year in 2014 and 2017, and there is much anticipation as to whether he can make it three in a row this year with third album Midnight Milk, which was released in September 2017

.His first album, Heirs and Graces, was produced by John Wood (producer of all Nick Drake’s albums and John Martyn’s iconic Solid Air album) and mastered by Simon Heyworth (co-producer of Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Be

lls) and second album, Brighter Still, features two-time BRIT award winner Eddi Reader on backing vocals throughout.


Latest album Midnight Milk was recorded in one room in his Edinburgh flat, but came complete with full brass section, an eighteen-voice choir and a widescreen folk/soul/electronica production, which was influenced by a 2016 collaboration he was involved in with Adrian Utley of Portishead, Dominic Aitchison of Mogwai and Martin Green of Lau.


Live, he and his band the Embers combine the rhythm and blues, country and folk music textures of classic artists such as The Band, Tom Petty and The Heartbeakers and Ryan Adams and The Cardinals with their own hint of Scotland.

They have featured widely on live sessions for BBC Radio 2 and Radio 3, BBC Scotland, Edith Bowman’s BBC Scotland Quay Sessions show and Virgin Radio, amongst many others, and are regulars on the UK and European festival and touring circuit, having shared bills with the likes of Laura Marling, Van Morrison, Richard Thompson, Jason Isbell, The Avett Brothers, Sturgill Simpson and Chvrches amongst many others.




Buoy Gull

A new collaboration between Kenny Anderson (King Creosote) and Mairearad Green.

Having grown up in the West Coast Coigach peninsula of the Scottish Highlands – an area steeped in culture and local traditions – Mairearad Green was introduced to folk music at an early age. Renowned for her deft and lyrical accordion style, as well as her dextrous piping, she is in great demand not only as a performer, but also as a composer.

Mairearad regularly performs alongside multi-instrumentalist Anna Massie, creating “music much more than the sum of just two parts” (The Scotsman).  She has previously toured with Eddi Reader, Karine Polwart, The Poozies, The Unusual Suspects, Box Club, Matilda Brown’s ensemble, and Tunebook with Ross Ainslie and Simon Bradley.

With a career spanning twenty years and sixty albums, King Creosote, aka Kenny Anderson, needs no introduction. The co-founder of the much-loved micro-indie label, Fence Records, and a key figure in the Scottish folk scene, he is signed to Domino Records, and in 2011 was nominated for a Mercury Music Prize for the album Diamond Mine, produced in collaboration with Jon Hopkins. 


He and Mairearad, are two like-minded souls who met in the Highlands to record a series of stunning new songs and this gig is a rare opportunity to hear the exceptional music that they have created together live under the name Buoy Gull. 

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