This Thursday sees the second of our monthly fundraisers at The Voodoo Rooms in Edinburgh - a fantastic live music night, featuring:
Greg Pearson - Edinburgh indie songwriter, Greg Pearson, has had a long standing affair with his local music community. The 22 year old multi-instrumentalist has played in bands since his formative adolescent years and in this time has graced a number of prestigious venues in support of the likes of Razorlight and The View.
Having now reached a level of maturity where he feels confident to pursue his own solo endeavours Greg has taken the Edinburgh scene by storm. His first solo gig at the Voodoo Rooms to a capacity crowd of 250 was a great success. Featuring a number of industry guests, this allowed him a platform to showcase his latest tracks which so far have been compared to the melodic sincerity of early Motown coupled with the raw emotion of acoustic Kings of Leon arrangements.
Greg's socially conscious lyrics convey an almost introspective and reflective nature which deal with the evolution and changing nature of his own relationships whilst struggling to come to terms with his own identity within the social landscape.
With a raspy and expressive timbre that can be compared to contemporaries such as Paolo Nutini, the young Edinburgh troubadour looks set to storm the UK music scene and leave a generation of his peers wanting to rip it up and start again.
Esperi - Esperi is Scottish multi-instrumentalist Chris Lee-Marr. His songs and indeed sounds are both thought provoking and incredibly uplifting. Having already supported the likes of KT Tunstall, Gomez, Johnny Flynn, Olof Arnolds and James Yorkston and being a regular at festivals like Wickerman, and T in the Park, Esperi is ready to take his wonderful music to a larger audience.
His music ranges from acoustic storytelling to colourful electronica looping and combining different sounds with his acoustic guitar. He uses a host of instruments from the conventional to the unusual including his signature rainbow-coloured bells, which he plays with his feet! He writes about his home, his dogs and his family. There are no airs or graces, he just writes about things as they are.
Chris’ delicate voice and honest songwriting is akin to Mike Kinsella (Owen, American Football) but with softer, lilting Scottish undertones. However, Esperi is more than simply an acoustic artist but rather someone very special, writing stories that paint musical pictures, creating wonderful images that will touch your very heart and soul.
Mick Rattray - Mick is a long-term supporter of Action on Depression who composes, sings and produces music. He occasionally does artwork and writes too. He's currently working on his new album Human Life and a more dance orientated album under the name Sgt. Sonic.
We will also be holding a superb raffle on the night with some fantastic prizes included original artwork by Mick Rattray - all money raised will go towards Action on Depression.
Adv. tickets available here from We Got Tickets
Could you help take action on depression? Please do all you can to support this event - we hope to see you there!