John McCusker + Band @ Baljaffray Parish Church, Bearsden, 30th October 2022, 7.30pm

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John McCusker + Band

@ Baljaffray Parish Church,

Grampian Way


G61 4RN

30th October 2022

Doors: 7.30pm for 8pm start

Grampian Way



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30th  Anniversary  Tour September/October 2021

Brand  New  Album released  2021 on Under One  Sky  Records

“One  of the  UK’s  most  gifted and versatile  musicians  in  any  genre, John  McCusker  is  equally  in demand as  a multi-instrumentalist, producer  and composer”. The  Guardian

In celebration of  his  30th  Anniversary as  a professional musician, John McCusker  will release  ‘A  Best Of’  album  in  2021  featuring  tracks  from  his  solo  records  and  TV  &  Film Soundtracks  over  the  last  30  years.  John  will  also  publish  a  book  of  his  tunes  ‘The Collection’  featuring  100  original  compositions.  There  will  also  be  a  brand  new  solo album  released  to  coincide  with  the  UK  Tour.  The  John  McCusker  Band,  featuring  some  of the finest traditional  musicians  that John has  worked with over  the last 30 years, will embark  on  an  extensive  UK  tour  in  September/October  2021. In celebration of  his  25th  Anniversary  John  McCusker  released  ‘Hello, Goodbye’  on  April  29th 2016 and embarked on a UK  & European tour.  A  wonderfully evocative set of  compositions, ‘Hello, Goodbye’  was composed while John was on a world tour with Mark Knopfler & featured an all-star  cast of  handpicked musicians  with whom John has  been fortunate to  work with over the past 25 years  & was John’s first solo  album in thirteen years, the first on his new record label  Under  One  Sky  Records  and the first recorded in his  state of  the art studio, built over  2 years  in  a  bothy  dating  from  1779.  Designed  by  legendary  record  producer  and  studio  designer Calum  Malcolm,  the  new  studio  is  a  winning  combination  of  the  traditional  and  the  new,  much like  John’s music itself! Born  in  Bellshill,  near  Glasgow,  John  began  playing  whistle  and  fiddle  as  a  child  and  joined  the legendary  folk  outfit  Battlefield  Band  aged  17.  During  his  11  years  with  the  band,  he  also released  his  first  two  solo  recordings,  1995’s  self-titled  debut  and  2000’s  Yella  Hoose.  His  most recent  albums  include  Under  One  Sky  and  the  reissues  of  Yella  Hoose  and  Goodnight  Ginger  re- mastered  deluxe. John  has  long  been  renowned  for  his  skill  at  transcending  musical  boundaries:  striving  to  keep his  music  fresh  and  exciting,  never  leaving  the  past  behind  but  always  embracing  new  sonic adventures.  As  a  live  and  studio  guest  he  has  shared  stages  with  David  Gilmour,  Paul  Weller, Paolo  Nutini,  Teenage  Fanclub,  The  Proclaimers,  Graham  Coxon,  Ocean  Colour  Scene,   Idlewild,  Eddi  Reader,  Julie  Fowlis,  Vicente  Amigo,  Nolwenn  Leroy,  Jerry  Douglas…  Since 2008, he has  been a member  of  Mark Knopfler's band,  playing  arenas  around  the  world  including a  double  bill  with  Bob  Dylan  at  The  Hollywood  Bowl  &  20  nights  at  the  Royal  Albert  Hall. An  expanding  portfolio  as  a  producer  features  debut  albums  by  Kris  Drever  and Idlewild’s  Roddy Woomble. He’s also  manned the controls for  top folk chanteuses  Eddi  Reader,  Kate  Rusby,  Heidi  Talbot,  Eliza  Carthy  and  Linda  Thompson. Film and  TV work includes soundtracks for  the movie  Heartlands  (2002) and  16  Years of  Alcohol  (2003),  Billy  Connolly’s  World  Tour of  New Zealand  (2004),  Jennifer  Saunders  BBC  sitcom  Jam  and  Jerusalem  (2008) &  Starlings  sitcom  for Sky  TV  (2012). John  was  awarded  the  coveted  BBC Radio 2 Musician of  the  Year  in 2003 and also  The  Spirit  of Scotland  Award  for  music  in  1999  and  again  in  2009.  2016  saw  John receive  the  Good  Tradition Award  and perform  with his  band at  the  BBC Radio 2 Folk  Awards  at  The  Royal  Albert Hall. In 2019 John received the  Outstanding Music  Performance  at  The  Scottish  Culture  Awards.

The  John  McCusker  Band  will  feature  Ian  Carr,   Adam Holmes,  Helen  McCabe  &  Toby Shaer