Skerryvore EVO World Tour
Twice winners of Scotland’s Traditional Music ‘Live Act of the Year’ Award (2016 & 2011), Skerryvore have been on a meteoric journey that has taken them from the remote Isle of Tiree on to International tours that have included performances in Central Park NYC, The Ryder Cup Louisville and the Shanghai Expo, China.
Skerryvore create a unique fusion of folk, trad, rock and Americana that represents all the different personalities and upbringing of the 8 band members who hail from different regions of Scotland.
Formed in 2005, the band marked their 10th anniversary in 2015 with a ‘Decade’ concert at Mossfield Stadium, Oban. After selling 3,000 tickets in ninety minutes, the capacity was increased and 6,000 visitors from all over the world enjoyed Skerryvore, joined by a host of guests including Dougie MacLean and legendary Irish musician Sharon Shannon.
The success of the Decade concert led to the creation of the band’s own annual festival, Oban Live that has now attracted over 10,000 attendees to enjoy international acts including KT Tunstall, We Banjo 3, Julie Fowlis and Capercaillie alongside Skerryvore.
2017 saw the release of the single Live Forever that provided the soundtrack for the Scottish tourism promotional campaign ‘Wild About Argyll’ and saw the single hit No.1 in the iTunes World Music chart. This was followed by the launch of the Live Forever Tour that has the band performing over 70 shows in the UK, Italy, Spain, Denmark, Netherlands and the United States.
2018 will bring the release of Skerryvore's 6th studio album accompanied by a global tour that will include a headline performance at the legendary Tonder Festival, Denmark.
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With support from Jill Jackson
Are We There Yet? is the long awaited 5th solo album by Paisley born singer songwriter Jill Jackson, a record that bears the hallmarks of a 25yr musical journey that has taken her from Paisley to Top of The Pops to playing in every State of America (50 States in 50 Days.....yes really!) In the time since 2012’s 5-star reviewed ‘The Ones That Got Away’, Jill temporarily relocated to Nashville where she became immersed in Music City’s culture of storytelling songwriting. Personal struggles and a bucket list hike of the Grand Canyon saw the Celtic Connections award winning artist return overflowing with lyrical and musical inspiration. These momentous changes of life and reflective nature flow through every word and note of the 10 new songs on Are We There Yet? – an uplifting, accomplished, mature record. “These songs fell out of my heart and guitar with a little bit of country, rock n roll and old timey.” Produced by Boo Hewerdine (Eddi Reader, Emily Barker), Are We There Yet? combines innovative, playful arrangements that would not sound out of place in Lindy Hop, Harlem or the heart of the deep South. With an unabashed embrace of gleeful, melodic choruses delivered in Jill’s unmistakeable warm and heart-wrenching voice. “Boo Hewerdine was incredible to work with and we were on the same crazy wavelength from day one. He completly understood my vision for this album and the sound I wanted to create.”
Jill’s work has also attracted the attention of the television and film industry, with her songs “Just Not Myself” and “Genie In A Bottle” cover featuring on several UK & International TV shows. “Jill Jackson is a songwriting storyteller transporting you into her world through music. Lyrically and vocally tender, beautifully depicting life, love and loss with each well crafted song. A voice reminiscent of the late Karen Carpenter, Jackson’s voice aches with emotion and honesty, drawing you in line by line.” Over the year Jill has released a total of four solo albums including a limited edition, hard copy-only album ‘The Ones That Got Away’. This was independently released via Jackson’s official website in late 2011 with no digital download. It was a simple collection of songs that did not make it onto Jackson’s previous albums and alternate versions of previously released tracks to Jackson’s surprise this album became a major career turning point. “The Ones That Got Away was a chance to be totally free musically without pressure or restrictions. I could record and produce the songs on that album exactly as I heard them in my head.”
Event: Skerryvore EVO World Tour with support from Jill Jackson
Date: Friday 14th December 2018
Time : 19:00 - 03:00
Saturday 20th October
The Stylists, Awkward Family Portraits, Cat Named Jack
Sunday 21st October
Fi & The Funk Rockers, Old Bohemia
Monday 22nd October
Lewie Harrison Band, Chris Tracey