INTO THE FINAL WEEK FOR THE DANNY KYLE OPEN STAGE
Written by Archie Fergusson on 26/01/2015
Danny Kyle Open Stage
In The Exhibition Hall – Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
5 – 7 pm Monday 26th January 2015
(Not in running order)
Tim O’Connor and Doc Rossi with guest Paul Daly – USA / France
Tim O’Connor has carved his own path and built a strong reputation as a singer/songwriter, guitarist, and charismatic performer. He truly lives his songs, which are widely admired by the public and musicians alike.From Irish roots, he grew up in the musical melting pot of Manchester. “Influenced by a myriad of musical styles, Tim’s insightful, heartfelt, contemporary yet age-old sounding songs” Doc Rossi is one of the most renowned cittern specialists in Europe. Cutting his teeth in Detroit’s vibrant music scene during the 60s and 70s, he has played everything from psychedelic country to TexMex to traditional music from Crete. He has deep roots in Americana, Irish and English traditional music.
The have a guest joining them today Paul Daly, Daly comes from “Flute playing country” Ballaghadereen in Roscommon to be precise and he is renowned as both a fine traditional player and a great improviser, a quality that he uses to the full on Tim’s songs.
Djana Gabrielle – Glasgow/ France
Djana Gabrielle picked up the guitar at the age of 16 mainly influenced by a unique songwriter in the name of Alanis Morissette. Her love of songwriting led her to write and compose many songs but it was only back in 2009 that she decided to showcase them to a live audience. She settled in Paris, France, playing open mics , collaborating with and opening for up & comingFrench singer songwriters. In 2011, she was invited to play at the MIDEM in Cannes to showcase her work during their “French Vibes” set. Now based in Glasgow, Scotland, known for its vibrant music scene, she intends to play more gigs and expand her music to a new audience
Reptile House– Glasgow
Reptile House are a trio of childhood friends from Glasgow’s East End who have been playing new and original music together for over 20 years. Although Reptile House’s music can be varied and impulse led, there is no doubt a common thread exists throughout, mostly through the band’s use of standard acoustic and classical guitars, which in turn lend themselves to the distinctive sound and musical freedom of the band.
Padraig Monaghan / Stephen Black / Eddie McGuinney
Andrew Nicol – Glasgow
Three and a half years on after coming out of Ayrshire, Scotland with his eclectic and unique take on how to write a good pop song, Andrew Nicol finds himself in the laborious situation where after half a dozen baby steps into the mainstream, the curtain has beckoned and the lights are finally sauntering over him. Having had the most humble of beginnings from performing on DIY bills in the town centre of Ayr to the fantastic debut LP release of ‘Fragile’ last year with the band, Andrew brings his solo music for us to hear today
Laurien, Calum ,Murray. –Glasgow
From Ayrshire, but we now live in Glasgow. playing together for around 8 months now, but have been playing in other bands and groups for many years. played at the Marymass Folk Festival, Perth Music Festival and Perthshire Amber Festival Guitarist, Calum is 24 and is training to be a music therapist, while Lauren is 25 and is teaching fiddle and violin and gigging around the central belt. Murray Collier is (you guessed it) Lauren’s brother. When time permits/ we can drag him out of his bed, he joins them on percussion. Lauren & Murray attended a series of world music courses and festivals in Sweden, and subsequently played at Celtic Connections with the World Wide Orchestra.
Lauren Collier / Calum Muir / Murray Collier
You can hear all acts again on Listen Again
Any enquires regarding the Danny Kyle Open Stage please contact me, Liz Clark on Danny Kyle Open Stage