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Mike Vass

Mike Vass

Folk / Alternative / World Glasgow, UK  UK
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Settled in Clay
Settled in Clay
Looking Through
Looking Through
Adam and Ali's Waltz
Adam and Ali's Waltz
42 Beech Avenue
42 Beech Avenue

Videos

Thrid Ee test

Shows

  • 2013

    Dec 20

    Any, UK | 8:00pm

    We've had requests for DecemberWell gigs all over the country this year so this is our solution... A house concert that you can watch online from the comfort of your own living room! Get the prosecco ready so we can cheers you. This'll definitely get you in the mood for Christmas! We'll also be hearing from Scots singer of the year Paul McKenna! Award winning Composer Mike Vass takes his sounds of the Scottish winter on tour throughout Scotland in December 2013. DecemberWell was released in 2012 to rave reviews and Mike subsequently received the prestigious 'Composer of the Year' award at the MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards. DecemberWell was conceived during one sleepless night in October 2011, and culminated in the recording of Mike’s most ambitious project to date. He set out to write and record a full length album in one month, inspired by the Scottish Winter. Mike's reputation as a composer has been growing steadily in 2013. He wrote and performed the soundtrack for Gavin Robinson's 'Hart's Desire' animation which recently received a Scottish Bafta, and 'Cavers of Kirkcudbright' (which won the inaugural Niel Gow composition award) has recently been recorded by artists from Scotland, Ireland, France and the USA. http://www.unroofed.com/2013/11/19/scottish-bafta-for-gavin-robinson/ ‘a master of the contemporary Scottish music scene’ -Alasdair Maclean, Scots Magazine ‘Vass has an inimitable and distinctive sound that rings clear throughout Decemberwell’ -Adrian Holden, Artree ‘Decemberwell’ is an instrumental meander through various moods, all themed around the month of December; evoking the Caledonia frost and hail, the dark short freezing evenings, the Christmas lights and the warm inviting indoors.’ -Ian Fildes, AmericanaUK ‘exceptional control, enchanting melodies and exemplary arrangements.’ -Alex Monaghan, The Living Tradition The band: Mike Vass, Mairearad Green and Fi Vass Tour Dates: Monday 2nd Dec - The Outhouse - EDINBURGH 7.30pm Thursday 12th Dec - The Acoustic Music Club - KIRKCALDY - 7.30pm Friday 13th Dec - The Ceilidh Place - ULLAPOOL 9pm Saturday 14th Dec - The Sailing Club - NAIRN - 7.30pm Wednesday 18th Dec- Folklub - GLASGOW – 8.00pm Friday 20th Dec – LIVE WEB STREAM at concertwindow.com For this concert only, we will also be hearing from Scots singer of the year, Paul McKenna. If you haven't heard him before, check out paulmckennaband.com or find The Paul McKenna Band on Facebook. For more info visit Mike's website: http://www.mikevass.com/ or to whet the appetite, listen to 'Looking Through' from DecemberWell on sound cloud: https://soundcloud.com/mikevass/02-looking-through and 'Cold Missouri Waters' from Paul's new album 'Elements': https://soundcloud.com/paulmckennaband/cold-missouri-waters See you soon!

  • 2013

    Dec 18

    Glasgow, UK | 7:30pm

    DecemberWell LIVE is back! We hope you'll join us for a night of great music from Composer Mike Vass amongst other fantastic acts for December's FOLKLUB night. DecemberWell was conceived one sleepless night in October 2011, and culminated in the recording of Mike’s most ambitious project to date. He set out to write and record a full length album in one month, December 2011, inspired by the Scottish Winter. It resulted in Mike being awarded 'Composer of The Year' at the Trad Awards. The CD was released in 2012 to critical acclaim and now the band Mike Vass, Fi Vass and Mairearad Green) are back on tour this December. If you haven't got your copy of the album yet, here's a taster to whet the appetite: https://soundcloud.com/mikevass/02-looking-through' Hope to see you there!

  • 2013

    Dec 14

    Nairn, UK | 8:00pm

    Nairnites!! DecemberWell LIVE is back! We hope you'll join us for a night of great music from Composer Mike Vass (and cheap beer)... DecemberWell was conceived one sleepless night in October 2011, and culminated in the recording of Mike’s most ambitious project to date. He set out to write and record a full length album in one month, December 2011, inspired by the Scottish Winter. It resulted in Mike being awarded 'Composer of The Year' at the Trad Awards. The CD was released in 2012 to critical acclaim and now the band Mike Vass, Fi Vass and Mairearad Green) are back on tour this December. If you haven't got your copy of the album yet, here's a taster to whet the appetite: https://soundcloud.com/mikevass/02-looking-through' Hope to see you there!

  • 2013

    Dec 13

    Ullapool, UK | 7:30pm

    DecemberWell LIVE is back! We hope you'll join us for a night of great music from Composer Mike Vass (and great beer)... DecemberWell was conceived one sleepless night in October 2011, and culminated in the recording of Mike’s most ambitious project to date. He set out to write and record a full length album in one month, December 2011, inspired by the Scottish Winter. It resulted in Mike being awarded 'Composer of The Year' at the Trad Awards. The CD was released in 2012 to critical acclaim and now the band Mike Vass, Fi Vass and Mairearad Green) are back on tour this December. If you haven't got your copy of the album yet, here's a taster to whet the appetite: https://soundcloud.com/mikevass/02-looking-through' Hope to see you there!

  • 2013

    Dec 12

    Kirkcaldy, FIF, UK | 7:30pm

    DecemberWell LIVE is back! We hope you'll join us for a night of great music from Composer Mike Vass. DecemberWell was conceived one sleepless night in October 2011, and culminated in the recording of Mike’s most ambitious project to date. He set out to write and record a full length album in one month, December 2011, inspired by the Scottish Winter. It resulted in Mike being awarded 'Composer of The Year' at the Trad Awards. The CD was released in 2012 to critical acclaim and now the band Mike Vass, Fi Vass and Mairearad Green) are back on tour this December. If you haven't got your copy of the album yet, here's a taster to whet the appetite: https://soundcloud.com/mikevass/02-looking-through' Hope to see you there!

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Sounds Like: Yann Tiersen (official), Duncan Chisholm, Sufjan Stevens, Martyn Bennett, Oliver Schroer

Label: Rusty Squash Horn Records

Bio: ‘quietly joyous and melody-rich’ The Irish Times

‘brilliant and starkly beautiful’ The Living Tradition

‘Vass has an inimitable and distinctive sound that rings clear throughout Decemberwell…. he employs a Midas touch to his work’ Artree magazine

Winner of the prestigious ‘Composer of the Year...See Full Bio

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  • Song Plays 112
  • Video Plays 4
  • Total Fans 2,476
  • ReverbNation Fans 58
  • Facebook Likes 1,080
  • Twitter Followers 1,195
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