Orkney's 'The Chair' are a footstomping, roof raising, internationally renowned, award winning powerhouse of a band who, although delivering their own distinct approach and sound based on the Orkney tradition, never-the-less also draw on influences from the wider contemporary musical world around them - think traditional tunes and songs linked to funk, jazz and a veritable melting pot of other musical styles. Barnstorming!!!
Not to overstate the case J.P.Cormier, who hails from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, is a musical legend back home in his native Canada - indeed across North America as a whole - a quite breath-taking multi-instrumentalist and a story-teller through his songs.
Singer / Songwriter Kim Edgar is quoted as being "an already refined new talent" emerging from the Scotland right now. Add to that the words "excting", "compelling" and "uplifting" and you will see that others in the know, already have a very high opinion of her indeed.
The word ‘super-group’ is perhaps all too prevalent nowadays, and in most instances is probably a musical term best avoided. However it’s difficult to know how else to describe Mary Ann Kennedy & Na Seóid (the ‘Heroes’), given that the group features such an abundance of individually talented members.
The phrase 'dynamic duo' could originally have been coined to describe these two incredible young musicians - Ross Couper (Peatbog Fairies and Bodega) on fiddle and Tom Oakes (Auvo Quartet, Luke Daniels) an aspiring young award winning guitarist / flautist.