• Date: May 21, 2017
  • Time: 20:00
  • Venue: Soundhouse at The Traverse
  • Location The Traverse Bar
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Adam Holmes & the Embers + Adam Bulley & Chas Mackenzie

One of Edinburgh’s brightest stars and Soundhouse favourite Adam Holmes joins us for what is sure to be another bumper night of finely crafted song deliciously delivered by the man himself and his brilliant backing band, the Embers.

Adam Holmes crafts lyrics that resonate like old folk songs, set to melodies rooted in haunting slow airs. John Martyn’s strum and sting, laced with a slice of Celtic soul and a touch of traditional folk

Starting out on fiddle, Holmes switched to guitar at 14, and began writing songs only a year or so later. A finalist in the 2009 Celtic Connections Young Traditional Musician of the Year competition, he was also nominated as Best Newcomer at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2011 and was further nominated for Best Up and Coming Artist at the 2013 Scots Trad Music Awards.

In 2013 he recorded his debut album Heirs and Graces with legendary producer John Wood (responsible for seminal albums by John Martyn, Nick Drake, Richard Thompson and Sandy Denny amongst many others). It was mastered by Simon Heyworth, co-producer with Mike Oldfield of Tubular Bells, and was launched to great critical acclaim in January 2014.

In April 2014 the album was nominated for Scottish Album of the Year and in December was also nominated for Best Album at the Scottish Traditional Music Awards. It reached a high of number 5 in the iTunes singer/songwriter chart and tracks receive national and international airplay from stations throughout the UK, mainland Europe, the US and Canada. His second solo album Brighter Still was released in 2016, and we believe another album will be bursting out soon.

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+ Special guests Adam Bulley & Chas Mackenzie

“Acoustic guitar duos are few and far between and even rarer is a combination of players as well matched as these” –  Guitar Techniques Magazine

Award winning duo Adam Bulley & Chas Mackenzie deliver a fiery, energy-fuelled array of acoustic music styles. Weaving effortlessly between bludgrass, folk, gypsy jazz and even pop their performances are sure to capture the imagination.  Propelling guitars and mandolin to new levels of expression and excitement their live show is at once an informal, life-affirming and memorable musical experience.

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Tickets: £11 each

Date: Sunday 21 May 2017

Doors open: 7pm | Music starts: 8pm

Location: The Traverse Bar, Cambridge Street, Edinburgh

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