The Lemon Tree is delighted to host a stunning night of music featuring artists from Highland based record label Middle Of Nowhere Recordings.
A band defiantly in the classic mould, Scotland’s Roddy Hart & The Lonesome Fire made their mark August 2013 with the release of their long awaited eponymous album.
Working with the producer of Coldplay’s multi million selling album XnY, the band spent most of 2012 ensconced in the studio – recording in locations as diverse as a Glasgow church, the band’s own rehearsal room in Govan Town Hall (once home to Franz Ferdinand), and the legendary Dean Street Studios in London (the birthplace of albums by David Bowie and The Smiths) – to create a vividly widescreen sonic landscape, and a sound that is all their own.
Since the debut album's release the band were personally invited by The Late, Late Show host Craig Ferguson to appear on his show for a week long stint as the house band, filmed in LA the band performed to millions of Americans.
Stornoway native Colin Macleod (The Boy Who Trapped The Sun) launched his career after moving to London. Inspired by folk, pop, and contemporary rock, he signed with Geffen and began creating his debut album, playing nearly every instrument himself. The result, Fireplace, was released in 2010. The follow up, The Anchor Ep, was released in 2013 on Middle of Nowhere Recordings and saw Colin travel to play gigs in Scandinavia, Tour the UK and support Newton Faulkner on his Highland tour.
Pete Roe is the multi instrumentalist/vocalist, known and remarked upon, as the live and studio stalwart in Laura Marling’s Band. Being also a paid up member of the London Folk scene, Pete released an EP with Communion during his sideman life. But it was in March 2011 when Pete was invited on infamous Railroad Revival Tour with Mumford & Sons – as well as the likes of Old Crow Medicine Show and Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes, that he met Nashville’s Ross Holmes & Matt Menefee who had come along for the ride and subsequently went for another ride to Scotland to record with Pete. 2013 saw Pete’s solo career take centre stage with the launch of his debut album “Our Beloved Bubble” to critical acclaim, picking up high profile fans and supporters along the way from Ryan Adams to Bob Harris.
Mo Kenney is an award winning Canadian singer songwriter from Nova Scotia. Although only 24, Kenney is far from being a novice songwriter. She began writing in her early teens, and by the age of 14, she’d already done some recording in a small studio in Bedford, Nova Scotia. “I was totally into Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and Ozzy, all the classic rock stuff. When I started guitar I was really into the electric and I remember coffee houses at high school where I’d go on stage with my electric and just rip solos.” Having influences and inspirations drawn from classic and alt-rock artists rather than the traditional singer-songwriter pantheon helps account for the bracing freshness of Mo Kenney’s style. Fitting her sound into a neat box is an exercise in futility, though, if pressed, Mo can settle for “pop music with a folky twist.”
Over 14 Only; U16s must be accompanied by an adult