Rab Noakes is a force to be reckoned with in the world of music in Scotland and beyond. Joining forces with life long friend and acclaimed Americana singer songwriter Jill Jackson, together travelling across the UK, creating an undeniable evening of enchanting, stripped back and captivating musical event, their performances consistently brilliant, equal parts emotive and entertaining.
Although a generation apart they have worked and sung together for over 20 years. Expect a rich collection of songs, self-penned alongside innovative interpretations. Each of them is an enthusiastic collaborator as well as an accomplished soloist. The combination of their voices, their wit and their obvious and infectious love of singing they make a sparkling combination with a great sound. They demonstrate the value of how different experiences can make a whole that’s more than the sum of the parts.
“It was a bold move by Rab Noakes to cover ‘Only Happy When It Rains’ in the first place. I don’t mind admitting that my heart sank when I initially saw the track on the album running order. But Rab has transformed the song brilliantly. It’s almost as if the vocal harmonies - with Jill Jackson, have had to be gently teased out of both. And that’s the real appeal. The result is sublime. An inspired cover. There used to be one great version of ‘Only Happy When It Rains’ ... now there are two.” Billy Sloan BBC Radio Scotland
Please note:- This is a 16+ event. Under-18s must be accompanied by an adult.