The 7 piece band – Tiree brothers Daniel Gillespie (accordion) and Martin Gillespie (bagpipes, whistles & accordion), Fraser West (drums & vocals), Alec Dalglish (lead vocals & guitar), Craig Espie (fiddles), Alan Scobie (keyboards) and Jodie Bremaneson (bass) – tour extensively, not only throughout Scotland and the rest of the UK, but also worldwide.
All 7 members bring their own musical style to the Skerryvore mix. The more they have experimented with this mix, the more the band and their signature sound has evolved. This is evident in the progression across the 6 albums released since 2005:
West Coast Life (2005)
On the Road (2007)
Skerryvore (2010) – SNMA Record of the year 2011
World of Chances (2012)
Chasing the Sun (2014)
‘This is their most complete and mature album to date…’ (Phil Brown, BBC Radio Lancashire)
‘The sound of Young Scots Power Folk.’ (Mark Radcliff, BBC Radio 2)
…and in 2015 ‘Decade,’ a mix of live recordings, live studio sessions and a single ‘Happy to be Home’ featuring Sharon Shannon.
‘All in all a cracking album…giving a fair cross section of their past triumphs – and pointing us all in the direction where they are focussed on hurtling.’ (Grem Devlin, Living Tradition Magazine)
‘The album includes the single ‘Happy to be Home’ which…is the stand-out track on a magnificent album.’ (Graham Hobbs, Shire Folk)
‘This life enhancing celebration of the first ten years in Skerryvore’s eclectic musical journey serves up an invigorating blend of new studio recordings and live tracks …and newcomers to their feel good fusion of rock, pop and traditional music would be well advised to lend an ear.’ (Keith Bryan’s Record Reviews.)