Showing posts with label Deacon Blue. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Deacon Blue. Show all posts

Friday 29 November 2019

Concert for Scotland's Indy

Music is one of the most powerful arts. Why not a Concert for Scotland’s indy? 

My suggestions – Proclaimers, 1000 Miles, Letter to America and a new song for indy

Deacon Blue – Dignity; 
Dougie MacLean – Caledonia, Green Grow the Rashes O;

Karen Matheson – Red Red Rose, and a Gaelic song; 
Blue Rose Code – Scotland Yet; 

Rab Noakes – Gently Does it, Eden’s flow; 
Braebach – Rattlin Roarin Willie and tune; 

Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham; tunes.  

Karine Polwart – Westlin Winds;  Julie Fowlis – Gaelic song;  Chvrches – Miracle; Eddi Reader – Auld lang Syne. 

Friday 23 December 2016

Deacon Blue at the Concert hall Glasgow

Took us a journey on the Good Ship Dignity
Charismatic lead singer Ricky Ross played the concert stage with e genuine charm – while his partner petite Lorraine McIntosh provided distinctive backing vocals. This strong husband and wife team led this band with a memorable and effective performance.

The band played with positive feel good energy. Most successful bands know its about those memorable melodies ultimately. Ross and Lorraine were backed by a top quality band and this band knew to treat their long time fans to their sing along hit songs.

For their hit Songs – Real Gone Kid, Chocolate Girl, Loaded and Dignity the concert hall audience took to their feet to sway and sing along. Dignity is certainly a classic song of hope and makes me think of sailing up that misty winding Clyde river to new horizons.
New songs - Birds, I Will and I Won’t, Delivery Man, This is a Love Song, were well received by their fans. They also sang some covers songs such as ‘What do you get when you fall in love’.
Ross took to the piano for a few slower numbers. He performed the expressive, I want you in everything, Everything my heart says so. Ross writes his songs of everyman.

The band's most recent album, A New House, was released in September 2014. As of 2012, Deacon Blue's total album sales stood at six million, with twelve UK Top 40 singles, along with two UK number one albums.

Friday 25 May 2012

*Great Scottish Bands

For such a small country Scotland has had an amazing number of very creative artists and scientists. People in countries like Japan think a lot of our indie music.  Here are some great Scottish bands in no particular order. These bands are still out there touring the world.

Biffy Clyro -

Primal Scream  -

Belle and Sebastian   -

Simple Minds -

Travis -

Deacon Blue -

Del Amitri -

The Sensational Alex Harvey Band -

Runrig -

King Creosote -

Frightened Rabbit -

Franz Ferdinand -

Battlefield band -

Mogwai  -