Familiar to many thousands of music fans as the front man in the Scottish rock band Idlewild, Roddy Woomble is also a celebrated solo songwriter & performer. He follows up the release of his acclaimed solo debut 'My Secret is My Silence' with a brand new album of new songs.
Extending the softer lyrical vein of Roddy's songwriting, 2006 saw his first solo release, My Secret Is My Silence, winning rave reviews across both the rock and folk press. The record featured Rod Jones from Idlewild, plus acclaimed folk musicians Andy Cutting, Kate Rusby,Ian Carr and Karine Polwart. The album featured in many 'best of the year' polls, and spent several weeks at number 1 in the UK folk charts.
He was also a key instigator behind the acclaimed 2007 album Ballads of the Book, bringing together leading Scottish poets and musicians to collaborate on new songs.
Roddy went on to record and release the album 'Before the Ruin' with Kris Drever (Lau) and John McCusker in 2008, which they toured extensively around the UK to much praise.
Roddy's latest album, 'The Impossible Song and Other Songs' was recorded at An Tobar on Mull. This was released in the spring of 2011 to critical acclaim and Roddy and his band have been touring the UK ever since playing some notable dates including Beautiful Days and Wychwood Festival last summer.
As well as songs from the new album the live set will feature tunes from 'My Secret is My Silence', 'Before the Ruin' alongside several Idlewild numbers.
Praise for 'The Impossible Song and Other Songs':
'This is a distinctly lovely affair' NME
'A moving and quietly joyous collection of pieces weaving together strands of folk, jazz and country.' The Guardian
'The imagery is striking...like island life it's self it won't be rushed' Mojo
'One of Britain's most distinct and talented voices' Kerrang
Support will be from Andrew Mitchell of The Hazey Janes
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