Click here for home page

Click here

Contact Us | Customer Information | Privacy Policy | Audio Help

Main Menu
Submit a review
Album Reviews
Book Reviews
DVD Reviews
Sign up for newsletter
Gig reviews
Get Your EMail Address
Submit your website
SKERRYVORE World Of Chances (2012)


I was expecting something a little more 'rootsy' from a band hailing from the tiny Isle of Tiree - the most westerly island in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland.

But although their line up includes pipes, accordion and fiddle they've probably got as much in common with the Californian West Coast style of say, the Eagles. That said, their subtle embellishment of some classic 'easy listening' soft rock with traditional elements works particularly well.

In the band's favour, their material is consistently strong, and the playing from Martin Gillespie (bagpipes, whistles and accordion), Daniel Gillespie (accordion), Fraser West (drums and vocals), Barry Caulfield (bass & vocals), Craig Espie (fiddle) and guest musician and producer Alan Scobie (keyboards and percussion) is excellent throughout. And in singer and guitarist Alec Dalglish they've got a superb front man.

The result is a Radio 2/Andrew Marr Show friendly album that could easily garner word wide appeal. If there's a complaint, it's that they don't 'rock out enough' and it's only on the excellent instrumental The Showman that they really spread their wings.

But there's some lovely material, 'The Ones That You Love', 'Hey, Hey, Hey' and What's New Today being particular stand outs. And for those who fawn over the talents of the likes of Jamie Hartman, check out Skerryvore and be prepared to be blown away.


Review by Pete Whalley


Print this page in printer friendly format

Print this page in printer-friendly format

***** Out of this world | **** Pretty damn fine |
*** OK, approach with caution unless you are a fan |
** Instant bargain bin fodder | * Ugly. Just ugly

get ready to rock is a division of hotdigitsnewmedia group

Featured Artists
Artist Archive
Featured Labels
Label Archive
Do you want to appear here?