Upsurge was recorded in February 2015 during a residential 5 days at Castlesound Studios, Scotland. Containing primarily their own Scottish styled compositions, influences of Jazz, Pop, Rock and World can be identified throughout, and a new sound for the bagpipes has been identified. The record was produced alongside Calum MacCrimmon (Breabach and Man’s Ruin), who insisted to record the performances in a live setting, to capture the energy and vibe of the band. Virtuoso Electric Guitarist Davie Dunsmuir lay down a face-melting solo on the track ‘McCready’s’, and a string quartet of Classical/Folk musicians enriched 3 tracks on the album. Scott travelled to Ann Arbor, Michigan to witness the record be mixed by one of his biggest idols and sonic mastermind Tyler Duncan (the olllam, Ella Riot).
The Scott Wood Band present ‘Upsurge’, part 1 to the future.
released August 14, 2015
Scott Wood - Bagpipes/Whistle/Vocals
Mhairi Mackinnon - Fiddle/Violin/Vocals
Ron Jappy - Acoustic Guitar/Vocals
Angus Tikka - Bass/Vocals
Mark Scobbie - Drums/Percussion/Vocals
Davie Dunsmuir - Electric Guitar (tracks 1, 6, 9, 10)
Graham Mackenzie - Violin (tracks 3, 9, 10)
Liam Brolly - Viola (tracks 3, 9, 10)
Alice Allen - Cello (tracks 3, 9, 10)
Calum MacCrimmon - Vocals (track 10)
All tracks arranged by Scott Wood Band.
String arrangements by Mhairi Mackinnon (tracks 3, 9, 10).
Produced by Calum MacCrimmon and Scott Wood.
Recorded by Stuart Hamilton at Castlesound Studios.
Additional Recording and Engineering by Gus Stirrat at Solas Sounds. Mixed by Tyler Duncan.
Mastered by Devin Kerr.
Artwork, Photography and Design by Somhairle MacDonald.
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