Ross Wilson AKA Blue Rose Code
ROSS WILSON aka BLUE ROSE CODE, FRIDAY 8TH OCTOBER 2021
‘Not simply music to listen to, but music to engage to with an emotional transaction that will tear your heart out, dance on it, repair it, replace it and somehow leave you feeling richer for the experience’ – Brian Doig
A nomad, both geographically and musically, songwriter ROSS WILSON aka Blue Rose Code writes straight from the heart and to the heart. His songs address universal themes of love, loss, travel and home, accepting the past and embracing the future in a deeply personal way. They are variously painted in the vibrant colours of folk, Americana, jazz, country soul, and increasingly, Celtic traditions.
Wilson’s music evokes a meeting of Van Morrison and a young John Martyn with both men shipwrecked with a bunch of Motown Records.
A solo performance from Ross brings out the beauty and lyrical content of his/ their songs.
Lockdown was productive for Ross and the band with the release of his fifth album ‘With Healings of the Deepest Kind’ in July 2020 and the release of ‘Live at Celtic Connections in March this year.
‘Healings’ was self-produced for the first time by Ross and takes his emotional honesty to new levels. It is the most fully realised rendition of his singular vision to date. Reactions and reviews for the album have been overwhelming: ‘Healings is ravishingly beautiful. It is an album touched with genius, toiled with experience and, ultimately fused with healing’ Blabber’n’Smoke.
As a band Blue Rose Code are one of the best live acts around. They have toured the length and breadth of the UK and wherever they go they leave a trail of fans. They regularly play sold out shows at venues such as The Queens Hall, Edinburgh and Union Chapel, London. They have played at the country’s leading Festivals and have headlined Celtic Connections.
Support will come THL favourite DANNY BRADLEY who played a fine set at our Garden Fest in July. Danny released his debut solo album ‘Small Talk Songs’ around the same time. Recorded during lockdown it contains a fine batch of twelve songs.