Zak Younger Banks Wrong Turns EP Launch Tour on Sunday 10th June 2018
Newcastle and Glasgow-based singer-songwriter and guitarist Zak Younger Banks combines emotionally raw vocals, poetic lyrics and intricate fingerstyle guitar arrangements to create original and distinctive songs. This is the first gig to launch Zak's EP 'Wrong Turns', recorded in Port Appin in the Highlands of Scotland. Wrong Turns features four songs from Zak's original repertoire plus an instrumental track inspired by his background in traditional music. Acoustic songs have been reworked with layers of ambient synths and guitars, while ‘Both Our Crimes’ gets a new stripped-down electric piano version.
Support is from flute and guitar duo, Catherine McGoldrick and Emily Shields.
Having met on the Traditional Music course at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Catherine and Emily ride the leading edge of Scottish and Irish Trad fusion. Their sound is refreshing yet familiar, complex yet accessible.
Catherine is a whistle, flute and uilleann pipes player from Manchester, and last January reached the semi finals of the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award 2017 with her band Trad Trio. Catherine recently appeared on BBC’s ‘Trad ar Fad’ and ‘Seirm’ playing with the Declan O’Rourke band.
Bringing a Scottish flair to the duo, Emily is an extremely experienced and sensitive accompanist, using her guitar to create emotional and stylistic context to underpin any piece. After being brought up through the Feis Fhoirt programme in Stirling, Emily has absorbed aspects of the playing style of many of Scotlands top accompanists such as Innes Watson, Jenn Butterworth and Anna Massie.
Music Genres: Acoustic, Alternative, Folk, Indie
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