Sink or Swim presents Adam Ross + Tarragon

7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
£10 Adv (+bf)

Adam Ross is a songwriter based in north-east Scotland. He has led the cult indie band Randolph’s Leap for over a decade, releasing music with King Creosote and Pictish Trail’s Fence Records and Lost Map as well as Olive Grove Records and Fika Recordings. He released a debut solo folk album ‘Staring At Mountains’ in 2022 with Jenny Sturgeon and Pedro ‘Man of the Minch’ Cameron accompanying him on the record.2024 will see the release of a brand-new solo album produced by multiple Scottish Album Of The Year Award nominated composer and multi-instrumentalist Andrew Wasylyk. Arts body Creative Scotland have supported and funded the album in recognition of what is shaping up to be one of the most exciting musical collaborations of 2024.

The album is a heavily lyrical collection of warped 70s-esque indie-folk ballads inspired by Adam’s relocation to the coast. The title is Littoral Zone, a term associated with shorelines but also a nod to a style of direct, literary observations about the people, landscapes and states of mind Adam has discovered since moving there. The lyrics cover themes of nature, politics, aging, love and death and are surrounded by Andrew’s deft production featuring luscious string ensembles and brass.

Adam has a track record of playing at festivals and arts centres across the country such as Celtic Connections, Belladrum, Eden Court, Edinburgh Fringe, Findhorn Universal Hall, Lyth Arts and An Tobar plus venues such as St Lukes, The Glad Cafe and Stereo in Glasgow, The Queen’s Hall, Summerhall and Voodoo Rooms in Edinburgh and The Lexington, Shacklewell Arms and Green Note in London. His reputation as an engaging, witty, storytelling performer was further cemented by his role in ‘The Isle of Love’, a country-wide touring theatre show inspired by his songs.

His music has received regular airplay on BBC Radio Scotland and BBC 6 Music including various singles and albums of the week. He has also received excellent press in newspapers such as The Herald and The Scotsman.

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