As part of Scotland on Tour, the exciting initiative to support the recovery of Scotland’s live music industry, celebrated singer-songwriter James Grant will all perform at The Venue, Dumfries on Friday 25th November.
Regarded as one of Scotland’s finest singer-songwriters, James Grant first shot to fame with the band Love and Money, with whom he wrote four classic albums. Recording in New York, James worked with world-renowned producers such as Gary Katz of Steely Dan and Tom Dowd, who has produced the work of Rod Stewart, Eric Clapton and Aretha Franklin. The band released several hit singles, racked up silver disc sales and created a devoted world-wide fanbase.
James has gone on to have a hugely successful solo career with seven critically acclaimed albums, one of which was BBC Radio 2’s Album of the Week, drawing from a broad palette of pop, folk, soul, country and blues influences.
James Grant said: “I’m thrilled to be performing at The Venue as part of Scotland on Tour. It’s a fantastic initiative which is greatly benefiting Scotland’s music industry, and I can’t wait to meet the community of Dumfries.”
Cal Reid of LAB Grown Events, promoters at The Venue, said: “Our final event with Scotland on Tour is an evening with the legendary James Grant. This is surely going to close out these events in style. Scotland On Tour has allowed us to bring some of the finest touring Scottish acts down to the often forgotten town of Dumfries and, because of these shows, I have been receiving a lot of interest from other notable acts looking to give Dumfries a shot! These shows would not have been achievable without Scotland on Tour funding and has been invaluable in putting Dumfries back on the musical map.”
Scotland on Tour supports the creation of hundreds of concerts and performances at much-loved arts centres, town halls and community venues across Scotland. More than 120 artists are set to perform at more than 100 venues across the country as part of the initiative.
The project, which has been created and managed by Active Events, was made possible by £750,000 of Scottish Government backing and will focus on increasing the number of opportunities to showcase and enjoy live music, while bringing exciting acts to the doorstep of city, towns, villages and rural communities.
The year-long Scotland on Tour bill includes both emerging and established artists with genre-spanning acts appearing across the breadth and width of the country, with rock, pop, jazz, classical, folk, trad and acoustic genres all being showcased.
Tickets for these and a raft of other shows are on sale now at www.scotlandontour.com.