Originally hailing from Dingwall in the Highlands of Scotland where there isnít much else to do apart from go fishing or grouse beating, The Cinematics vocalist and guitarist Scott Rinning turned to his parentís record collection at a very young age. Finding inspiration in the likes of Echo And The Bunnymen and The Clash by the tender age of 15 he had already ditched the Tweed and taken to wearing drainpipes. By 16 his first band were playing T In The Park "Iíve always been able to sing" he says with the quiet confidence of a young star in the making. Finding there to be too few opportunities to play live in Dingwall, Scott soon relocated to the big smoke, Glasgow. Eventually former band mate drummer Ross Bonney followed suit. The Cinematics formed when guitarist Ramsay Miller and bassist Adam Goemans also moved from Dingwall. The four met at one of Glasgowís louder and drunker night spots, bonded over their common background and resolved to start making music together.
After only a few shows word soon got out about The Cinematics but it wasnít on the stage where the band got their first break. Scott was busking to try and raise money to buy a new guitar, it was on a busy high street in Glasgow on a rainy Saturday afternoon that band manager Glenn first heard him singing a Jeff Buckley track. Shortly after this chance meeting Glenn saw his first Cinematics show, months later Scott, Ramsay, Adam and Ross were inking their names onto a deal with TVT.
Fresh outta the studio...The Cinematics come aurally armed with a batch of new songs ready to air on their upcoming dates with Howling Bells.
The band are also set to release a brand new track in the Autumn - watch this space!
Fri 28 Norwich Arts Centre *
Sat 29 Oban Dunstaffnage Festival
Sun 06 Leeds Cockpit *
Tue 08 Glasgow King Tuts *
Wed 09 Sheffield Plug *
Fri 11 Inverness Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival - http://www.tartanheartfestival.co.uk
* supporting Howling Bells - http://www.howlingbells.com/