Calling all folk fans! Walk 500 Miles to see Blueflint, The Proclaimers’ brilliant support act.
Catch an evocative and atmospheric live set when Blueflint’s tour brings them to Paisley Arts Centre next month.
The Edinburgh based five piece band cleverly intertwine banjos, fiddle, double-bass and drums to accompany the singers in beautifully-crafted songs. They successfully thwart attempts at musical pigeonholing as their fresh and original sound stretches across several musical genres; from the dark underbelly of folk to buoyant Americana-tinged ballads.
After the success of their lauded 2009 debut album High Bright Morning, Blueflint’s much anticipated second title Maudy Tree raised their profile even further, gaining the band serious acclaim throughout the music press and airtime on BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio Scotland and BBC Radio Ulster.
Then in 2012, Blueflint supported The Proclaimers for six weeks on their Like Comedy UK tour, taking in venues like Edinburgh’s Playhouse and London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire. Playing in front of audiences ranging from 2000 – 4500 in capacity (just under 80,000 people in total during the tour) Blueflint were met with an overwhelmingly enthusiastic response and have proved themselves to be formidable live performers, gaining a strong reputation and following spanning the length and breadth of the country.
But their latest tour, which sees a stop off in Paisley, is just one of Blueflint’s goals for 2013. In April the band announced they had started work on their hotly anticipated third album which will be packed with fresh new tracks.
Catch Blueflint at Paisley Arts Centre on Friday 10 May, 7.30pm. Tickets to the gig cost £10 (£6 conc) and can be booked by calling the Box Office on 0300 300 1210 or online at www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/