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5 decades of Scottish pop music

The response to modern music by Scots is a whole hearted appreciation of its sentiment and an honest interpretation of its form; International in outlook while comfortably rooted in the strength of a unique cultural heritage. It's root may be traditional, but the digital age has facilitated an ease of communication across cultures allowing hearts to beat time with the world in an exchange of ideas. Rather than inhibiting identity, world influences compliment scotsmusic tradition by providing inspiration from new and exotic sounds. Pop, Jazz, Soul, R&B, Country, Techno, Avant Garde, Folk and Classics; the rhythms and tones of Africa, Asia and Aboriginal influences have all been absorbed and creatively transformed into a modern 'World Music.' Result?

A topical Scottish style with a mature sophistication that lingers gently on the soul.

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