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Arts / Scottish singer-songwriter to head north for Lerwick gig

Adam Ross.

A MUSICIAN who has been described as “one of Scotland’s most talented singers and songwriters” is heading north for a return to Shetland this week.

Adam Ross will perform a solo gig at the Dowry in Lerwick on Friday night (17 May), with local support coming from Amber Thomson & Daisy Anderson.

Whilst he is best known for fronting indie band Randolph’s Leap, the clever lyricist and songwriter is making waves under his own name too.

He will be performing in Lerwick a week before the release of his second solo album Littoral Zone via London-based label Fika Recordings.

The album is said to be a “heavily lyrical collection of warped indie-folk ballads” inspired by Ross’ relocation to the coast in St Cyrus.

Produced by multi-instrumentalist Andrew Wasylyk, Littoral Zone covers themes such as nature, faith, politics, love and death.

In contrast to his more lo-fi and DIY previous work, the album is described as a painstakingly crafted record which celebrates collaboration.

The writing of the album saw Ross move away from guitar and onto piano, having bought an upright piano from a local antiques warehouse as a first priority after moving house in 2021.

Ross previously performed in a solo capacity in Lerwick in 2019, and prior to that he played in Shetland twice with his eight-piece band Randolph’s Leap.

“I’m really looking forward to coming back to Lerwick for what will be my fourth gig in Shetland,” he said.

“I’ve always enjoyed the experience as I’m able to combine some of my favourite things – music, wildlife and long ferry journeys…”

Tickets for Ragged Wood’s Adam Ross gig at the Dowry, which will kick off at 7.30pm on Friday, are available online priced at £10.

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