Winging It – playing in Benderloch 6th November

Scottish Folk Guitar Duo Wingin’ It, who are Adam Bulley and Chas Mackenzie.
Playing : Friday 6 November
Benderloch Village Victory Hall, show 8pm Tickets £12 door/£10 adv.
By Tel. 01631 720247

Wingin’ It are one of the most highly rated guitar duo’s in the country who, in their live show, deliver a fiery, energy fuelled array of acoustic music styles. Weaving effortlessly between Bluegrass, Gypsy Jazz, Folk and Pop, their performances are sure to capture the imagination. Having won a coveted “Danny Kyle” Award at Celtic Connections, the duo have gone on to dazzle audiences ever since. FOR THE MANY is their superb debut album consisting of ten self composed pieces covering many musical genres and styles.

The album writing process began when, in 2011, the duo were commissioned to compose 10 minutes of new original music by the Gordon Duncan Memorial Trust, and then asked perform the piece at a prestigious concert in Perth Concert Hall in front of a sold-out audience. That 10m of material formed the core of the album FOR THE MANY, providing the pieces Lament for Gordon, Among Us and Raising the Bar. This spurred the duo on to start writing more material with the plan to record their debut album. As the recording sessions progressed, and they called in help from additional musicians, the album really started taking shape. What began as material purely for the duo soon became a far more textural and varied soundscape, enhanced by sound effects, and edging towards a soundtrack and cinematic experience. This is reflected in the subject matter of the material.

Below are the duos description of the stunning tracks that make up FOR THE MANY. “The opening track State Of Mind focuses on three different periods in New York City’s history. The track begins prior to the Sept 11th terrorist attacks, progresses into the immediate aftermath of the collapse of the buildings. The final section see’s the city and community, after time, rebuilding and moving on. Mariner 9 is about space exploration, but more specifically the Mariner space program. Mariner 9 was sent to Mars and was the first to orbit another planet, while photographing the entire surface. It’s essentially no more than a very sophisticated research vehicle, yet it carries the best of our hopes and aspirations! St Lawrence is about looking down on the lights of cities and towns at night along the St Lawrence river, whilst flying home to Scotland from Tornoto, Cananda. Lament For Gordon opens the suite of pieces written for the Gordon Duncan Memorial Trust commission. The track reflects on the life of Gordon, and the sadness of his passing away. Among Us shows how Gordon’s music has worked its way into the folk tradition. Raising the Bar highlights Gordon’s spirited and daring approach to his writing. Sidhean Mor is an area near Gairloch, Scotland where you still find the remains of an American plane that tragically crashed on its way home following the end of the war. The album finishes with Glen Avon, a piece
following a cycle trip through the heart of the Cairngorms. ”

Guesting on the album are a veritable who’s who of Scotland’s finest roots musicians including Ruaridh Campbell on violin, Angus Lyon on Fender Rhodes, Carrie Thomas on violin, Calum McIntyre on percussion, Alyn Cosker on drums, Ross Ainslie on whistle, Fraser Field on saxophone and whistle and Toby Shippey on trumpet and various percussion. Wingin’ It themselves comprise Adam Bulley who plays guitar and mandolin and vocals and Chas Mackenzie who supplies guitars, bass and vocals. They also perform and record with critically acclaimed group The Halton Quartet. They are endorsed by Elixir strings and are currently looking forward to a year of touring to support this fine release.

“These are instrumentalists who are dexterous in the extreme with their instruments, and who are completely in tune with each other and their music”
Blues Matters Magazine
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“Their stunning musicianship and outstanding musical rapport with one-another was supported by an approachable, intimate style. They were a joy to work with from the administration/office side of operations. I whole-heartedly recommend them for Rural Touring”
Rosie Cross – Highlights Rural Touring Scheme – Apr 2013

“Astonishingly good!” Martin Taylor MBE

“Acoustic guitar duos are few and far between and even rarer is a combination of players as well matched as these”
Guitar Techniques Magazine

October 10, 2015   Posted in: Arts and Crafts, Benderloch, Music, Village Halls

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