Finlay Morton
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Finlay Morton

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Finlay Morton @ The Bedford, London SW12

London, Not Applicable, United Kingdom

London, Not Applicable, United Kingdom

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"A cross between classic REM and the soundtrack to Braveheart.."
Mary Gallagher
Irish World

"Something special"
Roger Newell
Guitar Techniques

"I love this, it's staying in my stereo.."
David Esson
Daily Express

“Heartfelt and poignant. . Lovely, lovely stuff."
Becky Bowler
Classic Rock Society
- Various


Album "Interpret This" 2006
Single "Billy Bird" 2006
Single "Laughing Man" 2006



‘Interpret This’ is the debut album from Scottish born artist Finlay Morton. The collection of songs on the album was written entirely about experiences from the last two years of his life. The album sways from a mixture of beautifully crafted folk numbers which show his roots really are still in Scotland and uplifting songs that sound as if they were made to be played live.

The album was produced by Pip Williams (The Walker Brothers, Moody Blues, Status Quo) who said of the recordings: "This album has been a real labour of love to record. It was a joy to work on such fine songs with such great people."

Musically, Finlay plays a heady mix of power-pop, Americana, alt-country and folk-rock. Reminiscent of the classic songcraft of James Taylor, Josh Rouse and Wilco, Finlay’s music also has a pop sensibility that brings to mind the likes of Jellyfish, The Raspberries and Cheap Trick. Big hooks and thoughtful lyrics are something the record has in abundance, and their nagging way of sticking in your head only grows stronger with further listens.

Infact, there is such lyrical description in Finlay’s writing style that you can almost see what you hear. His ability to bring tales and characters to life is shown to great effect in the record’s first single Billy Bird, which was inspired by a friend. It tells the tale of a comedian who has great difficulty in forming meaningful relationships and struggles with his personal life; “a love life seems to pass him by, like moths around the light”. Billy Bird is really a song about the tragic trade-off between comedy and sadness, but offers hope and encouragement nevertheless. Something so many of us can relate to.

Already recognised as a great talent by BBC National and Local Radio,; the forthcoming release of “Interpret This” should only widen his appeal further..

A recent acoustic mini-tour was a triumphant success, playing to full venues and generating lots of interest in the album. Finlay is looking to spread the word beyond the shores of the UK, and is currently looking at touring options in Europe and North America for the latter part of 2006, and early 2007.