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Recently nominated as ‘Live Act of the Year’ at the MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards 2016, fiery Highland five-piece Elephant Sessions are a musical powerhouse, welding weapons-grade grooves and guitar attack with quicksilver fiddle/mandolin melodies.
“Outstanding levels of innovation and inventiveness.” FolkWords
The group fuses rich folk and trad influences with rock, funk and electronica in an instantly captivating, progressive, visceral blend. Since being named ‘Up and Coming Artist of the Year’ at the 2014 ‘Trad Awards, in just a few short years the group have already become renowned for breathtaking live shows throughout the UK and Europe, taking the festival scene well and truly by storm with appearances at Glastonbury, Denmark’s Tønder and a sold out headline show at Celtic Connections 2017.
“Immense! Tremendous stage presence and wonderful musicality.” Celtic Music Radio
The band’s critically acclaimed debut album, The Elusive Highland Beauty, amassed wide radio play across BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 6, whilst their follow-up – All We Have Is Now – due for release later this year is already being touted as one of the most anticipated of 2017.
Some of the biggest names in music visit the banks of the Tyne this May and June while we also have innovative talks and performances as part of Thinking Digital Arts 2017 & Hexham Gathering returns.
Sage Gateshead showcases a strong line-up of folk, roots and blues artists from both sides of the Atlantic.