Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Blueflint Feb 2011

With their debut album 'High Bright Morning' released to critical acclaim in October 2009, (Rock'n'Reel Music Magazine 4 Stars ****, The List 5 Stars *****, The Scotsman 4 Stars ****, The Skinny 4 Stars ****, Daily Express 4 Stars ****
Sunday Herald '...this is a Scots triumph... excellent songwriting,") Blueflint are a band whose sound traverses musical genres. Although drawing on Americana influences the band's material carries its own unique flavour, with stories of heartbreak, revenge and joy being brought to life by achingly heartfelt vocals and sublime harmonising. The five piece lineup's striking sound is based around the banjo duo of Deborah Arnott and Clare Neilson and deftly captured by drums, Roddy Neilson on fiddle and Hugh Kelly on double-bass.

The band's live performances have captivated audiences throughout the UK and Ireland, and have established Blueflint as an original and refreshing act. Blueflint have played a host of renowned events, including most recently Celtic Connections, Edinburgh's Hogmanay Street Party, The Wickerman, Belladrum and the 19th Annual Appalachian & Bluegrass Music Festival , Omagh.

Blueflint are currently working on their new album due for release later this year, which will be followed by a CD launch tour of the UK and Ireland. 2012 will see the band taking their sound to Europe and North America.