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Kevin Noon and The Sandford Soul Orchestra Album Launch
Fri 9 June 2017, 19:00 – 23:30 BST
Kevin was the founding member of eighties art pop band The Venetians and following well received live appearances at Edinburgh College of Art they released their first album Bohemian way on Occasional Records. Following the bands demise Kevin went onto form the Journeymen who were then signed by Lochshore Records in 1995. The band made three albums (North, Wanderlust and The Pilgrims Trail EP). They played the first two Celtic Connections festivals as well as festivals throughout Europe before splitting up in 1997. Kevin then went onto to record a solo album Coming in from the Storm in 1998 and has been involved in various musical projects since. Its welcome news that Kevin has been back in the studio with a new band recording the Album By the foot of the Mountain The band have been playing over the last year at various festivals and gigs throughout Scotland gaining a reputation as an enthralling live act. The music is described as Scottish folk driven Northern soul. Kevin Noon is a songwriter who has developed a growing reputation in Scotland and abroad, having a unique and distinctive voice with songs that captivate and engage. "Kevin sings with a pleasing rough edged passion" (Sue Wilson -Scotland on Sunday). Kaledon Naddair of The Celtic Music Review wrote "These are soulful Scottish songs that lift your spirits"
Established in 2012, Wolf Ruby is an all female, Glasgow based alternative rock band who aim to shatter the glass ceiling and encourage more females to take on a more dominant role within the music industry. Wolf Ruby is made up of the combined talents of 4 strong independent women who open their own gherkin jars and make various attempts at D.I.Y. They appeared in the finals of the 02 Academy sound waves competition and have taken part in music festivals including; Hangerfest, Bute Fest and Pandora Fest. The band is currently writing/recording material for their debut E.P and gigging around Glasgow.
Scott Findlay is a beat poet on the local Glasgow poetry scene. He has received glowing reviews for his passionate performances and thoughtful performances.