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GOL

Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom | SELF

Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom | SELF
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"EP Roots Review in Scottish Music Press"



"World jazz with electronica infusions would be the best way to describe GOL who have an after-hours ambience made more interesting bythe Middle Eastern-derived scales and textures. Roxana's vocals float seductively and the lyrics evoke transition, rootlessness and longing
without descending into mournfulness. A classy set."
The Skinny Music Magazine
- The Skinny Music Magazine


"Hermes Records"

"Two thumbs up, GOL are fantastic!" - Ramin Sadighi, Founder of Hermes Records


"Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival 2010"

"One of the most exciting and eclectic bands at this years  Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival...a cosmopolitan work out for mind and the feet!" (**** Star Review)
The Scotsman Newspaper for The Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival 2010
- The Scotsman


"Astrojazz"

“GOL are an utterly unique proposition, theres musical elements of Persia, dub, jazz, funk and North Africa that combine so well its testament to the skill of the bands members and the music itself. Most importantly though, GOL have a groove that anyone can lock into.”
- Chris Knight (Astrojazz Promotions, Kelburn Garden Party curator, DJ Astroboy)


"Festival Reviewer"

I saw GOL at the Kelburn Garden Party Festival back in June. 'GOL':sounds a bit like 'soul' ...but more like 'sol', sun and soul... Keep up the good work!"

Ed Stack - Ten Tracks


"Review of GOL by Eric Grace"

I saw and heard GOL for the first time at the 2009 Edinburgh Mela. Unlike some 'fusion' bands I've seen, including a very very famous one, they manage to blend world/jazz/ethnic and GOL so that you can't hear the joins. You can see the band are enjoying playing and they play tracks dealing with serious subjects without preaching and witout a hint of condescension. GOL sing and play as a band with no jostling for position. I was really impressed, will 'tell all my friends' and will be looking out for recordings. - TEN TRACKS


Discography

"Strange Times" September 2013

"Roots" EP (2009)
"Red Earth" Album (2006)

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"One of the most exciting and eclectic bands at this years  Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival...a cosmopolitan work out for mind and the feet!" (**** Star Review)
The Scotsman Newspaper for The Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival 2010

"World jazz with electronica infusions would be the best way to describe GOL who have an after-hours ambience made more interesting bythe Middle Eastern-derived scales and textures. Roxana's vocals float seductively and the lyrics evoke transition, rootlessness and longing
without descending into mournfulness. A classy set."
The Skinny Music Magazine

"I saw GOL at the Kelburn Garden Party Festival back in June.'GOL':sounds a bit like 'soul' ...but more like 'sol', sun and soul...Fantastically original band. Keep up the good work!"
Ed Stack, Founder of Ten Tracks Records

GOL are a UK/Persian band formed in Edinburgh in September 2006.

Their fresh and funky fusion of traditional Persian arrangements, electronica, jazz and world music have spread waves of excitement from Scotland to the Middle East and USA, leading to numerous slots on BBC TV and a busy summer of festival performances in the UK.
GOL are influenced by fusing elements of jazz, persian songs, hip-hop, funk and big "world" grooves to create an intense upbeat live set that engages music lovers souls and dancing feet.

Recent gigs include:
Bush Hall London (for BBC TV), Celtic Connections, Kelburn Garden Party, Big Tent Festival, Hidden Door Festival Knockengorroch Festival, Middle East Festival, Roxy Art House, Edinburgh Iranian Festival

In 2009, GOL were commissioned by the Scottish Arts Council and The Edinburgh MELA to create an hour of new music and film for the Mela Festival, called "Mixed Up" (5 star review in the Scotsman Newspaper).

In 2010, they were selected to be part of the Scottish Jazz Festival Expo 2010 who promote what’s exciting in Scottish jazz, and performed at the Edinburgh International Jazz & Blues Festival. GOL also headlined the infamous Bongo Club and numerous festivals including Edinburgh Meadows Festival and curated the Edinburgh MELA jam session with world. jazz and hip-hop musicians

In 2011, BBC TV broadcast a 30-minute documentary about GOL as part of their "Close Up" on music series, following their creative process as they recorded their new album.

In 2013 they will release their new album STRANGE TIMES and play a series of gigs from Edinburgh to London to launch the album, stopping to play at the famous Liverpool Philharmonic Hall on the way.

GOL are currently taking bookings for summer festivals 2013
They are launching and promoting their NEW album through Pledge Music
http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/gol-new-album

Genre: Electronica, Nu-Jazz, World
Origin: Edinburgh

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/golmusic
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/GOLMUSICVIDEOS