Tide Lines kick off their Scottish tour at Oban Live this weekend
Ed Sheeran is one of the most liked men in poplar music, writes Louse Glen.
A colleague believes that Ed Sheeran does something that is almost impossible in that he appeal to a wide market, but that it is ‘ wrong’.
He says: ‘Young people should not be listening to the same music as their parents. They should be rebelling.’
Well, I think he is on the wrong tack there as Tide Lines – the west coast’s amazing answer to Ed Sheeran have got it going on.
I asked my beautiful wee friends Calum and Finn (who recived the CD as a birthday present) what they thought of the album Dreams
We Never Lost – and I would like to say I got an answer.
But these cool dudes, aged fiveand seven, were far too busy learning the words like Robert Robertson and the air guitar and keyboard of Ross Wilson to talk to me.
Tide Lines are simply one of those west coast bands that almost everyone can like because the men involved – of the four members readers will know Robert Robertson of Lochaber and Ross Wilson of Bunessan who have been part of the west coast music scene since time began.
If I had to give you a reason why I love the music they make, it is because they bring a relevancy to modern traditional music that touches your heart.
And because it is easy to say that musicians have an easy time of it, but it is hard to get on in the music business with people measuring success against Britain’s Got
Talent and X Factor. Tide Lines’ album Dreams We
Never Lost is a must buy purchase. Robert told The Oban Times: ‘ We’re itching to get out on the road, and here is where we’ll be playing. We’re looking forward to catching up with many friends, old and new, over the coming months.’
Starting with Oban Live this weekend the band can then be seen at Killin Music Festival 2017, Northern Roots Festival, the Isle of Gigha Music Festival, Gairloch Highland Gathering, Trelawnyd Folk at the Hall 2017,
Tiree Music Festival, Hebridean Celtic Festival, The Nevis Centre, Eilean Dorcha Festival, Speyfest, Festival Interceltique de Lorient, Tide Lines @ Gig at the Gathering in Dunoon, Best Of The West Festival at Inveraray Castle, Jura Music Festival and then Tide Lines at Stonehaven Town Hall. Biography Tide Lines are a four piece band from Scotland who are heavily influenced by the traditional music of the West Highlands and Islands, but whose highly eclectic sound is driven by acoustic and electric guitars, with drums and keyboards. Their first single,
Far Side of the World, entered the UK download charts ahead of popular tracks by Coldplay and Beyonce as well as Adele’s Hello, less than 24 hours after the band was launched on social media in June 2016.
Tide Lines consists of Robert Robertson from Lochaber, Ross Wilson from the island of Mull, Alasdair Turner from Alness, and Fergus Munro from Glasgow.