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EP on Natural Sudio Records 2006 (with Blue Rose Code).

7"Single on Ho Hum Records 2009 (with Blue Rose Code)



Ross grew up in Edinburgh and was raised by his Maternal Grandmother. Following her death, the last tie to the place that he'd years before fallen out of love with was undone.
In the Summer of 2002 Ross moved to Bethnal Green in the East end of London with his friend Gavin Calder.
They began writing and playing in clubs around the city and formed the band Blue Rose Code.
In 2006 BRC put out an EP with Natural Studio Records, travelling North to Fort William.
Over the life time of Blue Rose Code the band would play many notable gigs including; opening for Lou Rhodes at the Jazz Cafe in Camden after being found by Lou on Myspace, opening for John Renbourn at the Edinburgh Fringe, supporting Viking Moses at the ICA as part of Nick Luscome's Roots & Shoots series, opening for Drever, McCusker and Woomble at the Union Chapel in Islington and supporting James Yorkston at Celtic Connections (Ross being asked to perform with JY on a raucous rendition of 'Midnight Feast' to close the night).
Ross is a seminal member of The Electroacoustic Club in London, an alt scene with it's home in a basement club in Clerkenwell, EC1. There, on the recommendation of promoter Will Rees, he was scouted by emerging Electro/Folk label Ho Hum Records. In 2009, to good reviews, HHR released a 7" for BRC which was also remixed by James Yuill, then followed dates around the UK.
On the cusp of something, and with BRC at the peak of it's powers Ross decided that it wasn't right.
Removing himself to London's antithesis, the Isle of Lewis, Ross holed up in an old shepherd's croft.
In front of the fire and with the whisper of the gulf stream, Ross composed a body of new songs, lamenting the absence and aching that he'd begun to feel and his unhappiness with where the band were going.
The body of songs is called 'Ghosts Of Leith'.
It is an open letter to the lost concept of home. For Ross, home exists in equal measure, across the border, from Lewis to London.
With a new album underway, based around this new personal study. '10 Small Matters Of Life And Death' is to be released early 2010 on Ho Hum Records. Ross has returned to a Roots sound, acoustic and vital, rife with wanderlust and a hunger to play. Just to plug in and play.