Before embarking on a UK tour with The Proclaimers, Edinburgh’s Blueflint will first play at the John Gray Centre, Haddington on Friday 28th September 2012 and will celebrate the launch of their new single ‘Take Your Shoes Off’, which is officially released on 1st October 2012.
The gig is the first in a series of three live acoustic music concerts to be held at the Library, Museum and Archive facility which features musicians and bands carefully selected by Lamp House Music who are working closely with the John Gray Centre to bring high caliber music entertainment to East Lothian.
Formed in 2003 by Deborah Arnott and Clare Neilson, Blueflint blend banjo traditions with their haunting close harmony singing. Joined by fiddle, double-bass and drums in 2008, the line-up perform stunningly beautiful story-like songs that float from genre to genre, from folk to Americana, Blueflint prove difficult to categorize and thus have gained fans from across the musical spectrum.
Their most recent album ‘Maudy Tree’ released October 2011, has received fantastic reviews from national newspapers and music journalists alike.
Supporting Blueflint is another accomplished musician, singer/songwriter Caroline Gilmour. Caroline will be performing songs from her recently release EP ‘What Georgina Said’ and is tipped for great musical success having recently signed with MCM Songs USA. Caroline’s gig at the John Gray Centre is part of a UK mini tour, taking in Edinburgh, London, Liverpool and Glasgow before the Haddington concert.
Each Front Room will also open with a short acoustic set by a local youth act, with the September night seeing ‘Nic Tate and the Sharks’ perform following a successful night at recent Garvald based Audio Soup and in the run up to supporting Trace Bundy at The Caves, Edinburgh.
Spokesperson Callum Maguire of Lamp House Music spoke about the first ‘The Front Room’,
“Blueflint are an amazing live band and set the tone for what we’re trying to achieve with ‘The Front Room’ – bringing original, quality, acoustic-based bands to East Lothian. This should be a good, grown-up, laid back night, perfect for any music-lover who likes a quality gig but without the hassle of going into the city.”
Tickets cost £8 and are available in advance from the John Gray Centre (01620 820695), Lamp House Music (01620 825630) with any remaining tickets available on the door.
On the night – doors open, with a bar, at the John Gray Centre at 7.00pm with the first band on stage at 7.30pm.
‘The Front Room’ are offering one lucky reader the chance to win 2 CDs – a copy of Blueflint’s album ‘Maudy Tree’ featuring their brand new single ‘Take Your Shoes Off’ plus a copy of Caroline Gilmour’s EP ‘What Georgina Said’. To enter, simply Like The Front Room’s Facebook Page and Share the Competition status – a winner will be picked by random on the day of the gig – Friday 28th September.