Sound Cycle would like to send out a massive thanks to all of the brilliant young musicians who came along to Harestanes Visitors Centre on the afternoon of Sunday 2nd Sept and made it such a great event. We look forward to another opportunity to have some great music in the courtyard.Loads of great feedback from the audience and staff over at Harestanes too.Here are a few pics from the afternoon.
Evie Archenhold bravely opened the show with some of her own brilliant and extremely catchy self penned songs, plus a couple of choice covers.Particularly good was her rendition of Bob Dylan’s ” To Bring You my Love.” We’re looking forward to releasing a couple of Evie’s catchy pop songs on our next album, Sound Cycle 2- Warp – New Music from The Borders.
Xenia Garden then played a sublime set of songs she arranged herself and transcribed for the harp, no mean feat.Particularly arresting was a cover of Tom Mish’s via Patrick Watson ‘s “Man Like You”.Both Xenia and Evie are recording with Sound Cycle this year.We’re pretty excited to have them onboard and sure your bound to love the results.
Next up was Erin Highton, who recorded with us last year, unveiling a new collection of lovely self penned songs.Listen to Erin’s tracks on Sound Cycle 1 -Weave HERE
Jack Hinks and Fiona Liddel then impressed the crowd with their vocal harmonies,great playing and lyrical thought provoking songs. Veterans of Sound Cycle One , you can listen to HINKS great track HERE
METROPOLIS rocked the rafters next, showing their growing maturity as a band, as they played through a set of well chosen covers and carefully crafted rocking songs of their own.
Finishing off an afternoon of superb music , with some superbly dextrous and intricate guitar work and fiddle playing ,were Eryn Rae and Scott Turnbull, two amazingly talented young folk musicians who left the crowd on a high, Erin and Scott will be represented on Sound Cycle 2 – Warp – New Music from The Borders and are gaining a great reputation as one of the most talented young duos on the folk circuit.
MORE ABOUT SOUND CYCLE 2 -WARP
Acts included so far on Sound Cycle Two -Warp – are the brilliant Eryn Rae and Scott Turnbull , an extremely talented fiddle and guitar duo from the Scottish Borders that specialise in music from the Borders and Northumberland, producing a traditional but distinct sound. In the few years they have been playing together, they have supported many established musicians and bands including Scottish singer-songwriter, Dougie Maclean .
Eryn Rae and Scott Turnbull
Eryn has been playing since the age of 7 under the tuition of the Shetland fiddler Catriona Macdonald. Now 16, she has won numerous prestigious competitions as a soloist including the Robert Burns World Federation Young Burnsian of the year, and was a finalist in the 2017 BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Awards.
Multi-instrumentalist Scott began playing at the age of 8, playing concerts and ceilidhs both locally and nationally. Guided by Kathryn Tickell and Ian Stephenson he gained valuable experience playing with Folkestra and is a current member of Superfolkus.
Metropolis formed in 2017 and are fronted by Cameron Boak, who has been learning and playing guitar and singing since he was 7. He loves performing and has a varied repertoire of popular, Indie, and rock covers and was the winner of the busking competition at the Innerleithen Music Festival 2016 and 2017 .The band continue to work on their knowledge and skills as part of Nomad Beat’s School of Rock and Pop as well as mentoring and workshops with Sound Scene .Metropolis have recorded three great tracks for Sound Cycle’s forethcoming album Sound Cycle 2 – Warp- New Music from The Borders.
Erin is a guitarist and singer songwriter from Selkirk , currently studying nursing in Edinburgh.Erin grew up listening to Adele and Brandi Carlile , and starting teaching herself guitar and writing songs at the age of 15 . We are delighted that Erin can join us again this year, her quirky cover of Olivia Newton John’s “You’re the One That I Want” was a highlight at last years Sound Cycle showcase at the Borders Bookfestival .Erin has a beautiful voice and writes poignant and affecting songs with a pop sensibility. Sound Cycle collaborated with Erin on a remix of one of her songs last year , and both her acoustic version and the remix appear on the first Sound Cycle album.
Evie is a young singer songwriter who impressed Sound Cycle at our first showcase event three years ago. Evie’s music style is not limited to one genre, she draws inspiration from a variety of artists. Her own songs are inspired by growing up in today’s society, and we are delighted that she is joining us for the event. Evie has recorded two songs for our next release, Sound Cycle 2- Warp- New music from the Borders.
Xenia Garden is also appearing on the the Album ..Xenia sings and plays the Harp,and ingeniously and beautifully arranges songs for Harp accompaniement, a really unique sound and a very ethereal sound.
EgGo aka, Eggshell Goblin is also contributing a couple of his tracks to Sound Cycle 2- Warp, and they’re pretty special, a unique, quirky and highly original electronic musical maverick..Listen to one of his his recordings on our last release HERE