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“I’ve never been cool and I’ve never been good-looking. In fact, I’ve zero interest in being cool.” Those words alone single out Ross Wilson – aka the man behind Blue Rose Code – as a singer-songwriter who possesses both a good sense of integrity and some balls. In an age where mainstream singer-songwriters like Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift have gone from playing acoustic numbers to being all-out overproduced pop stars, it’s altogether amazing when someone like Wilson comes along and writes and performs against the all trends to create something unique, beautiful and haunting.

Wilson’s latest album The Ballads Of Peckham Rye was nominated for the prestigious Scottish Album of the Year Awards in 2014 – no mean feat considering the absolute plethora of songwriting talent found above the border. Kathryn Williams, Danny Thompson and Aidan O’Rourke all make special appearances on the record but at his intimate set in the Old Cinema Launderette, Wilson will no doubt be performing some beautiful acoustic versions of his folk songs. With a rare ability to evoke emotions and paint pictures that link relationships to the natural world, Wilson embodies the spirit of Romanticism and is one not to miss.

Blue Rose Code plays at the Old Cinema Launderette, Durham on Friday 18th September.

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