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Sound of Yell, named after the body of water surrounding the Shetland isle, are a unique ensemble exploring the space where folk and jazz meet. The group is led by Stevie Jones (Arab Strap, Alasdair Roberts and Friends, El Hombre Trajeado). Augmenting Jones’ fingerstyle guitar compositions for this rare, full band set are an exciting and broad ranging collection of some of Glasgow’s finest musicians:
Stevie Jones (Arab Strap, Alasdair Roberts and Friends, El Hombre Trajeado), guitar
Alex Neilson, drums
Stevie Jackson (Belle and Sebastian), guitar
Aby Vulliamy (National Jazz Trio of Scotland), violin
Peter Nicholson (Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra/The One Ensemble), cello
Vikki Morton (Muscles of Joy)
Alex South (The One Ensemble/Scottish Clarinet Quartet), clarinet
Rafe Fitzpatrick (Alasdair Roberts and Friends), violin
Georgina McGeown (Issho Taiko Drummers), percussion
This show will coincide with the release of Sound of Yell’s debut album Brocken Spectre on Chemikal Underground Recordings.
“Spellbinding… politely bastardises elements of folk, jazz and acoustic psychedelia” The Herald
Peter Nicholson will also play a solo set of songs and improvisations using cello and voice