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BLUE ROSE CODE at STRING JAM CLUB

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BLUE ROSE CODE at STRING JAM CLUB

“It’s just great music, beautiful music, music to make you think, and to lose yourself in. All I know is, this album makes my heart swell. Filled with emotion and yearning and exploration of Scotland inside and out, it’s a splendid edifice." IAN RANKIN


Back by popular demand, String Jam Club is thrilled to welcome Blue Rose Code to Selkirk in support of his forthcoming and eagerly anticipated fifth album. Edinburgh born Ross Wilson spent his creative formative years in East London, then moved to South England “to be by the sea’s energy” but it is in his homecoming that he has found where his heart is. Life wasn’t always simple for Wilson. “I have swapped one type of chaos for another” says Wilson. As the main man at the helm of Blue Rose Code, he is part director, part sculptor...total chameleon. He has spent most of his musical life curating; he sculpts his band to every mood and temperament in order to create the perfect happening. Tonight he performs in a three-piece line-up.

A nomad both geographically and musically, Ross writes from the heart eschewing any specific genre and the twelve songs on his last album ‘The Water Of Leith’, addressing themes of love, loss, travel, home, accepting the past and embracing the future, are painted with colours of folk, jazz, soul and pop; an eclecticism that has become a hallmark of Blue Rose Code and has seen him compared to John Martyn, Van Morrison and Tom Waits.

The Water Of Leith’ was released in October 2017 and has rightfully been praised to the rafters. The Skinny magazine named it as their Scottish Album Of The Year. It was also nominated for both the SAY (Scottish Album of the Year) Award and SAMA (Scottish Alternative Music Award).

Underlining the sense of movement and place in Ross’s work is his return to his Scottish homeland. There, he reconnected with the stellar folk and jazz musicians who were to become an integral part of his new sound. Grammy-winning American singer-songwriter Beth Nielsen Chapman features on the opening track. Ross co-produced the album with Angus Lyon.

Ross cites taking his last drink as the start of living rather than the end of the drinking. Now a committed enthusiast and creative whirling dervish, the past few years have yielded some of his most exciting work to date, culminating in four acclaimed albums and a reputation as one of Scotland’s most exciting and in-demand live performers.

A hallmark of Blue Rose Code performances is that Ross connects so strongly with his audiences as he tours the length and breadth of the UK in tailored line-ups, selling out major venues, festivals and more intimate venues such as ours. Wherever he goes there’s a trail of new fans in his wake, people who have clamoured to see him & the outstanding musicians who make up Blue Rose Code.

We booked Blue Rose Code for the first time in 2018. After deafening applause, a standing ovation from the sell-out String Jam Club crowd, and repeated requests for his return, we know what to expect: deeply soulful and beautifully honest lyrical music, thrilling and charismatic, live and up close at the “Borders haven of acoustic music.”

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"Seriously, can't recommend Blue Rose Code enough, cannot stop listening." (EWAN McGREGOR)

"The boy's a genius." (IAN RANKIN)

"Every gig is different with Ross. A great gift of a man." (RICKY ROSS)

"The day that 'Solid Air' and 'Astral Weeks' combined." (RODDY HART)

“Wilson's songwriting is fantastically varied, and as witty and knowing on the one hand as it can be heartbreaking and sentimental on the other.” (THE HERALD)

"An affirmation of love that links human relationships with the natural world. As sublimely paced as Astral Weeks-era Van Morrison." (FOLK RADIO UK)

“The Water of Leith is an ode to forgiveness, to letting go of the past and holding on to hope – it's an astonishingly accomplished, pure and sincere record.” (***** THE SKINNY)

A work laden with beauty, possessed of depth, heart and soul.” (AMERICANA UK 9/10)

“This album deserves your undivided attention.” (MAVERICK)

“Truly special and beautiful.” (EDITH BOWMAN, BBC RADIO 1)

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Blue Rose Code Official website http://bluerosecode.com

String Jam Club Website http://www.stringjamclub.co.uk

String Jam Club on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/stringjamclub

Over The Fields (For John) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSOHevyk0e4

Grateful (live on RTE) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKOdP0ZqAk4

Love Is (feat. Julie Fowlis) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDKP3Rt0Quw

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Queries: thestringjamclub@gmail.com

10% discount off County Hotel restaurant meals for ticket-holders 6-7 pm on gig nights. Advance table reservation advised 01750-705000.


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