Thu, 28 Apr

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The Blue Lamp

JATBL - James Lindsay Torus

"It’s music that is never content to stay in the background, demanding your attention as it steadily coaxes you deeper into its playful sonic games, ultimately repaying your rapt attention.” Folk Radio UK

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JATBL - James Lindsay Torus

Time & Location

28 Apr, 19:30

The Blue Lamp, 121 Gallowgate, Aberdeen AB25 1BU, UK

About the event

"It’s music that is never content to stay in the background, demanding your attention as it steadily

coaxes you deeper into its playful sonic games, ultimately repaying your rapt attention.”

Folk Radio UK

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James Lindsay is an award-winning composer and instrumentalist who pushes the boundaries of

Scottish folk, contemporary jazz, and experimental rock music. His writing seamlessly blends

diverse styles, merging traditional instrumentation and tune forms with contemporary harmony,

abstract rhythm, and the freedom of improvisation. In addition to his solo work James plays

double bass full time with Scottish contemporary-folk band Breabach and as a session artist has

appeared on dozens of recordings and stages alongside artists such as Julie Fowlis, Staran, Blue

Rose Code, Ross Ainslie, Kate Rusby, Hamish Napier, and Brian Molley.

His latest solo release, Torus, continues his trajectory of experimentation in folk music, taking a

kaleidoscopic look at contemporary instrumental Scottish Folk; the tunes are by times intense

and expansive, darkly atmospheric and up-lifting. Produced by Euan Burton (Kris Drever/Siobhan

Miller/Seafarers), mastered by Alan Douches (Dillinger Escape Plan/Anaïs Mitchell) and featuring

an ensemble of his favourite musical collaborators Torus is an exploration of the flows which

connect us to our world, and a reminder that change is our only constant.

A year since the album launched, James brings together a group of some of the most in-demand,

cross-genre musicians from across Scotland’s musical spectrum to perform the music of Torus in

front of a live audience for the very first time.

James Lindsay - Bass

John Lowrie - Keyboards

Ben MacDonald - Guitar

Scott Mackay - Drums

Jack Smedley - Fiddle

Norman Willmore - Saxophone

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“Adventurous and explorative are the two adjectives that come to mind to describe James' work.

If those words describe you too then you will really enjoy this, wherever your musical interest

lies.” FATAEA

"The music is adventurous, wonderfully played, well produced and is, above all else, highly

enjoyable and entertaining. Torus is an excellent album” At The Barrier

Doors 7:30pm / music from 8pm.

Advance Tickets:

General Admission: £13.50

Concessions : £10.50

Student Tickets: £5

Ticket prices on the door:

General Admission: £15

Concessions: £12

Student Tickets: £5

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