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Rory McLeod support Sharon King on Friday 22nd June 2018
is a one-man-soul-band, and poet.
He has a natural troubadour's talent for weaving magical, musical, storytelling spells accompanied by his own bizarre solo orchestra of distinctive instruments.
The spoons, finger-cymbals, bandorea, Djembe-drum, harmonica, guitar, trombone and-tap-dancing shoes
accompany the 'rich, raw, deep and resonant' voice of this 'singular and liberating performer.'
'Expect the unexpected.'
is a musical Gypsy, his eccentric melodies are infused with influences from Flamenco to blues, through to Celtic, East European and Calypso rhythms creating a style of music and songwriting that has been described as
'Intimate, revealing, political and powerful.'
'When he sings his songs he will take you on a journey with him.'
'Poetry and dance-stories with verve, sharpness, humour and warmth about people and for people.'
'Great songs to dance to, infectious rhythms, flying harmonica!'
A seasoned Scottish songwriter 'with a talent for spinning yarns...’ (LIST) Sharon King is a natural raconteur with an easy grace who continues to build a strong following and reputation.
Her astute observations on Scottish life are carried in contemporary song writing and delivered wrapped in laughter. Her songs and banter are peppered with tales of her travels. Colours and textures are woven through the narratives by the mandolin, fiddle, and harmonies of The Reckless Angels.
**** R2 'A gem of an album... King pulls you into her world and it's a lovely place to be.' 2012
**** MAVERICK '...overflowing with beautiful songs that will seep gently into your soul.' 2012
**** THE SCOTSMAN live review. 'Distinctively talented, widely appealing yet thoughtfully eloquent vocalist and lyricist...this was a finely crafted set from a thoroughly seasoned performer.'2012
**** SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY 'personal, strong minded and often very moving.' 2012
NETRTHYMS. CO.UK 'creating a signature sound-world of limpid and persuasive beauty. ...in short, a real treasure.' 2012
PENNYBLACK MUSIC.COM 'If Sharon King doesn't break through with this latest collection, then there really is no justice in this world. ...one of the strongest sets of songs to be released so far this year. It's a beautiful piece of work, timeless, affecting and an album you'll keep near.' 2012
AMERICAN ROOTS UK 'a wonderfully crafted collection of songs with a distinct and slightly quirky narrative voice... magical and remarkable.' 2012
MUSO SOUP '...subtly beautiful Celtic music, without even a wee dram of a cliche.'
ALBUM OF THE WEEK: Celtic Music Radio
ALBUM OF THE MONTH: Castle FM
ALBUM OF THE WEEK: UKCountryMusicRadio
'...firmly in the territory of the best contemporary Scottish music that has given us Karine Polwart, Emily Smith...' R2 Reckless Angels (2009)
'...an easy-going, toasting marshmallows around the campfire kind of atmosphere, bringing the cowboy spirit back to the glens.' TAPLAS Reckless Angels (2009)
' A delightful and tender mix of north of the border reflections and Stateside prairie echoes, this is a set of rare depth and humour.' THE MUSICIAN MAGAZINE Reckless Angels (2009)
Music Genres: Country/Americana, Folk
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