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Argyll/Glasgow based collaborative rock/pop project Wildfire Sessions have released a new three track EP which they hope will be ‘a journey worth taking’ for their listeners.
By Road, Sky or Sea is a distinctive sounding entry into the genre, from summery sounding pop songs to a dark waltz, with percussion provided by Stephen Buggy.
The group itself consists of musicians, lyricists and audio engineers. Whilst various session artists join them for individual projects, the core members and main roles are: Michael McConville (Strings), Donny Munro (Strings), Martin Skinner (Vocals, Lyrics, Production), Alex Baillie (Strings) and Colin Skinner (Vocals, Lyrics).
What started out as jam sessions providing creative distraction from other projects developed into a project of its own; the combined talents worked well together,
emerging material was interesting and varied and so they hit the studio.
From this platform they began writing eclectically, both for themselves and as contributing artists to film projects. This has led to an ongoing relationship with Valentina Galdi, of the Gladiator Film Company, based in Italy.
Here in Scotland, they have been regular contributors to Heat FM and Celtic FM and were placed in the new Scottish Global Charts with Don’t Fix. They can also be regularly found around the village of Dalavich, the namesake for one of their first releases, where they have played the local festival ‘Loch, Stock, Rock and Row’.
Prior to releasing their own album, the songwriting talents of individual members have been given recognition by The UK Songwriting Contest receiving finalist, semi-finalist and commended entry certificates for work submitted and Colin is now a lifetime member of the International Songwriters Association.