Adam Holmes and the Embers to play Inverness in May.

"Adam Holmes has been deemed ‘one of the brightest rising stars on the Scottish folk scene’ "
“Adam Holmes has been deemed ‘one of the brightest rising stars on the Scottish folk scene’ “

Adam Holmes has been deemed ‘one of the brightest rising stars on the Scottish folk scene’ and with good reason. His deep, melancholic voice does not necessarily belong exclusively to folk and his honest and touching lyrics could appeal to anyone.

His debut album Heirs and Graces was heralded as a great example of the band’s prodigious talent, with a reviewer concluding that it has “a warmth yet clarity in its sound that is quite beautiful”. Subsequently it was shortlisted for the Scottish Album of the Year Award 2014 alongside the likes of Edwyn Collins and Biffy Clyro; and with good reason.

With a bundle of other award nominations , including Best Newcomer at the 2011 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and Best Up and Coming Artist at the 2013 Scottish Traditional Music Awards, you can get the feel for the trajectory and genre of the Edinburgh based Adam Holmes.

Indeed it was argued , by Folk Radio UK, that he could be viewed as an ideal example of everything that’s good about acoustic / traditional music in Scotland. His bio quotes influences and hints of folk, John Martyn and Paolo Nutini.

Adam Holmes and the Embers plus support play Hootananny on the 27th of May. Tickets available on the door.

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