Solo Gig at The Roxy, Bearpit Brothers EP available now

Added on Tuesday 14 Jan 2014

Solo Gig: Roxi, 25th January
I'm playing on the 25th of this month as 'special guest' of Martin Stephenson and Scott MacDonald in the Roxy, Great Western Road, Glasgow. It all kicks off at 8pm.

I can't wait to strap my guitar on and play some finger-pickin' acoustic music again. It's all go - for some new songs, some old songs and maybe even the odd cover song.

Also on the bill The Optimystics. With this line-up it's a guaranteed night of great entertainment.

Bearpit Brothers
ExBearpit Brothers Music EPciting times for Bearpit Brothers; gigs, radio interviews and great reviews. :-)

The EP launch night at the Glad Cafe was fantastic; a great mix of poetry (Aidan MacEoin), prose (Elaine Reid) and music. The music of course came from the Bearpit Brothers; we played the songs from the CD plus a couple of new songs and when the crowd called for more - we played an old Dexter Slim and the Pickups song (Facial Scar) as an encore.

We also launched the Bearpit Brothers first video for the song Burden of your cross - produced and directed by Sticklebacks

Bearpit Brothers, Burden of your cross video

It’s a brilliant EP - you really need to get yourself a copy.

It is now available online at iTunes, Amazon, CDBaby, Bearpit Brothers website and more or less everywhere online that sell top quality music.

Also available in the Independent Record stores ‘Love Music’, 34 Dundas St, Glasgow and Big Sparra Vinyl 29, Burns statue square Ayr.

The EP has had lots of great reviews including:

"Burden Of Your Cross swings as a gospel influenced lyric is garlanded with some exquisite guitar duelings with twang and reverb battling away, a wonderful song." Blabber 'n' Smoke - A Glasgow view of Americana

"the cd is epic btw!" Corrina Cola

"So meet The Bearpit Brothers and their new 4-track EP – timeless and magic-full!" Oldies Music Blog

'exquisitely-crafted debut EP. Four compelling and original songs, showcase understated vocal and shimmering instrumental skills, to break new ground -- while neatly homaging past musical masters. - Colin MacDonald of Folkal Point, Folkal Point, Celtic Music Radio.

Go buy it: iTunes, Amazon, CDBaby, Bearpit Brothers website.

New solo album in the works
It’s not all been Bearpit Brothers though as I’m still recording new songs for my next solo CD. I’m not sure when it will be out but I feel confident that it will be this year. :-)

All the best,

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