King Creosote on ‘state visit’ to Argyll

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Prolific Scottish songwriter King Creosote will arrive in Oban at the start of September, bringing his unique brand of folk rock music to life with his touring band.

With almost 50 albums to his name, King Creosote – real name Kenny Anderson – may not be making music at the same breakneck speed as in previous decades, but the quality of his work has done anything but go down.

First experiencing a career breakthrough in 2011 with his Mercury Prize-nominated album Diamond Mine, Anderson’s latest full release, Astronaut Meets Appleman, has garnered glowing reviews across the country.

Recorded on Mull, its style is infused throughout with Anderson’s love of his home country, even as he sings songs about the cosmos high above.

Now Anderson and his band, featuring Hannah Fisher on fiddle, Des Lawson on keys, Sorren Maclean on guitar, Gogs Maclean on bass and Captain Geeko on drums, will perform the album across Scotland, arriving in Oban’s Corran Halls on Tuesday September 4 at 7.30pm.

They will then travel to Mull’s An Tobar for two sets on September 5 and 6, both opening at 8.30pm, before playing in Iona Hall the day after, with the show starting at 7.30pm.

Tickets for all performances are £15. For more information on the Corran Halls show, visit www.therockfieldcentre.org. For information on the shows at Mull and Iona, visit www.comar.co.uk.