Those who already know Blue Rose Code will be rushing to buy tickets for this very special Comrie concert, and those who don't know him yet will be well advised to take a risk and open your hearts to a unique musical talent.
Blue Rose Code is Edinburgh-born songwriter Ross Wilson. From tumultuous beginnings through loss, upheaval, addiction and recovery, Ross Wilson's constant has been music. Whilst life could be punctuated by struggle, his output as Blue Rose Code has been prolific, with heartfelt narratives flowing effortlessly from his Caledonian soul with an unmatched honesty and a raw, majestic beauty. Ross has gathered a brilliant band and ever changing band of musicians around him – notably Wild Lyle Watt (guitar), John Lowrie (keyboard, drums) and Iain Sloan (pedal steel). Blue Rose Code has evolved and morphed, with instruments and musicians growing and changing such that the music defies being tied to a style or genre. There have been repeated references to Van Morrison and John Martyn, but Wilson is far more than that. His music slips and slides, away from all comparisons.
Moyenda is a wonderfully talented Malawian/Scottish combo band, fusing the music of Malawi with Scottish and other cultural influences.