Adam Holmes and The Embers plus Baskery

Kingskerswell Parish Church, Newton Abbot.

 

 

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27-year-old Edinburgh-born singer/songwriter Adam Holmes is one of the brightest

rising stars on the UK roots music scene, with influences from either side of the

Atlantic mixing traditional and contemporary folk with his own brand of soul and

Americana.

Twice nominated for BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, his first two albums were also

nominated for Scottish Album of the Year in 2014 and 2017, and there is much

anticipation as to whether he can make it three in a row this year with third album

Midnight Milk, which was released in September 2017.

His first album, Heirs and Graces, was produced by John Wood (producer of all Nick

Drake’s albums and John Martyn’s iconic Solid Air album) and mastered by Simon

Heyworth (co-producer of Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells) and second album, Brighter

Still, features two-time BRIT award winner Eddi Reader on backing vocals

throughout.

Latest album Midnight Milk was recorded in one room in his Edinburgh flat, but

came complete with full brass section, an eighteen voice choir and a widescreen

folk/soul/electronica production, which was influenced by a 2016 collaboration he

was involved in with Adrian Utley of Portishead, Dominic Aitchison of Mogwai and

Martin Green of Lau.

Live, he and his band the Embers combine the rhythm and blues, country and folk

music textures of classic artists such as The Band, Tom Petty and The Heartbeakers

and Ryan Adams and The Cardinals with their own hint of Scotland.

They have featured widely on live sessions for BBC Radio 2 and Radio 3, BBC

Scotland, Edith Bowman’s BBC Scotland Quay Sessions show and Virgin Radio,

amongst many others, and are regulars on the UK and European festival and touring

circuit, having shared bills with the likes of Laura Marling, Van Morrison, Richard

Thompson, Jason Isbell, The Avett Brothers, Sturgill Simpson and Chvrches amongst

many others.

Baskery: The three sisters can't recall when or why they started playing, the music’s always just been

there. In their late teens, the sisters joined forces with their dad, who for decades was a

one man band playing old blues and country tunes for a living.

This foundation of classic "roots music and Americana" settled in their hearts, but also

awoke the urge of breaking the rules of traditional music. Baskery is a band built on what

three people can do together and it's all about turning the music on its head, blending the

straightforwardness of punk with the subtlety of singer/ songwriting.

All three albums received great acclaim by the press and are released in numerous

countries. The releases in combination with relentless touring have given the band a

reputation as one of the music scene's most noticeable live acts.

Since the very beginning of Baskery the sisters have guarded their independence but when

approached by Dan McCarroll (President and A&R) at Warner Music , they felt intrigued to

break their indie tradition and make their next record on a major label. In August 2014 they

signed a world wide recording deal with Warner Bros Music (Los Angeles). Baskery is one of

few Swedish acts to get signed directly to a US major record company.

Baskery has successfully toured all over the world, performing at festivals such as

Glastonbury (UK), SXSW (US), Colours of Ostrava

(CZ), Portland Waterfront Blues Festival (US), California World Fest (US), Four

Corners Folk Festival , (US), Winnipeg Folk Festival (CA), Calgary Folk Festival (CA),

Woodford Folk Festival (AUS), Peace and Love (SE), Storsjöyran (SWE), Lowlands

(NL), Azkena Rock (ES), Bergen Fest (NOR), Toender (DK).

In 2015 the band toured in Europe and North America, performing with legendary artist

Robbie Williams . The girls have toured with Gary Clark Jr , and Brandi Carlile , earning

critical acclaim from Q magazine , Mojo magazine , Uncut magazine , and many more.