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Blue Rose Codewww.bluerosecode.comLondon based /Edinburgh born Blue Rose Code is singer/songwriter Ross Wilson highly acclaimed folk,roots 'Caledonian Soul' act who's highly anticipated debut album, 'North Ten' was released Via Reveal Records (Home of Simon Felice, Joan As Police Woman, Roddy Woomble, LAU) on Monday 25th February 2013.
Raised in a council high rise by his grandmother on the east side on Edinburgh, Wilson skipped school to endlessly listen to his records (Motown,Chet Baker, John Coltrane and the unholy trinity of Van Morrison, John Martyn and Tom Waits). Ross found solace in music, but soon became addicted to the drink and drugs he had been heavily consuming in an effort to escape a troubled upbringing. Following the death of his grandmother Ross escaped to London, dogged by alcoholism and addiction and despite his troubles, Blue Rose Code was formed and soon started to get rave reviews for early live performances. Through 2009 and 2010 Blue Rose Code shared the stage with many celebrated writers including Bert Jansch, Kris Drever, King Creosote, John Renbourn and James Yorkston. Unable to shake off his addictions, Ross gave up playing music altogether until sobriety and redemption came unexpectedly, in Brooklyn, NY. Having been persuaded by friends to once again pick up his guitar, Ross played to small but rapt audiences in Williamsburg before returning to the UK where Blue Rose Code has since enjoyed a steady snowballing of new fans and momentum.
www.facebook.com/bluerosecodewww.soundcloud.com/bluerosecode.comhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Y6-e9BTbYg - 'Julie'
"A superb singer, songwriter and guitarist. Beautiful songs, a genuine pleasure to have been involved." Danny Thompson
"Ross Wilson's mellifluous voice and fluid fingerpicking cast him as the natural successor to John Martyn."The Evening Standard
"Delightful sound. Looking forward to the album."Jim Gellatly, BBC Radio Scotland
“Gorgeous Celtic-inflected acoustic folk.” Time Out
+ Special guest Harry Ridgwayhttp://soundcloud.com/harryridgwayHarry left college at 17 to move to London from sleepy Lincolnshire and pursue a career in music. Now residing in Leeds, gigging and working on new material. He recently self released Running To The North, a three track EP showcasing his vast talent belying his years he's also part of the team behind the great Communion music shows in Leeds furthering his footing in the fantastic Leeds acoustic team.
& Pip Mountjoywww.pipmountjoy.com18 year old unsigned singer songwriter from North Yorkshire."Really enjoyed the tunes I've heard, great style/that voice!" - Ryan Adams
Wednesday 12th June8pm - 11pm
Oporto, Call Lane, Leeds
£5 adv. from Crash, Jumbo & onlinehttp://www.wegottickets.com/event/215124