Under the alias ‘Shorthouse,’ Edinburgh and Fife-based singer-songwriter Rob McLaughlin showcases sophisticated musical craftsmanship beyond his years.
Blending the Indie, Folk, and Rock genres, Shorthouse moves between a guitar and piano-driven arrangement with strong use of layered vocal harmonies and a paired-back clean, acoustic sound. Influences such as Fleetwood Mac, The Paper Kites, James Taylor, Nick Drake, and Joni Mitchell are easily noted throughout his repertoire.
Following the enthusiastic reception of the 2020 single release ‘Walls End,’ the Shorthouse sound has consolidated with new material exploring self-reflection and life experiences. Rob is delighted to soon be able to share his creative output of the past few months with exciting new releases.
Joined by band members Finlay Smith, Jonny Richardson, Erin Ferguson, Elaine Shorthouse and special guests, this is a showcase of talent not to be missed.