Congratulations to Adam Holmes who have been nominated in Album of the Year sponsored by Birnam CD in the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards 2014. Vote now!
We asked Adam Holmes of Adam Holmes the following questions.
Tell us about yourself
Singer songwriter who tours with 4 piece band, Adam Holmes and the Embers; Heirs and Graces is Adam’s debut album and was produced by legendary producer John Wood (also responsible for seminal albums by John Martyn, Nick Drake, Sandy Denny and more)
Why are you involved in Scottish music?
Childhood memories of growing up in Edinburgh, including getting sneaked into afternoon sessions by his mum – a keen folk fan since the 1960s – at the city’s best-known folk pubs, the Royal Oak and Sandy Bell’s – instilled a deep rooted love of Scottish music and its power to communicate through melody, rhythm and song. Interested in combining those roots with other forms of music including Americana and hiphop. But it’s always about honesty and communication.
Any particular career highlights?
Working with the music legend that is John Wood
SAY Award 2014 longlisting for Heirs and Graces
Live session for Mark Radcliffe Folk Show (BBC Radio 2) – just released on itunes, and to be included on the show’s compilation CD for 2014
Performing at Cambridge Folk Festival 2014
Nominated (Adam Holmes and the Embers) Up and Coming Act of the Year (2013 Scots Trad Music Awards)
Nominated (with Rura) Radio 2 Folk Awards Horizon prize 2013
Winner (with Rura) Up and Coming Act of the Year (2011 Scots Trad Music Awards)
Finalist BBC Young Folk Award (2010)
Finalist Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year (2009)
What are your plans for the future?
Looking forward to performing a lot more live gigs, both with Rura (whose new album is due for release in 2015) and as Adam Holmes and the Embers
Buy a ticket for the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards on Saturday 13th December in Inverness Leisure, start time 7pm. You’ll have a great time!