Our Scottish band this year 2014 is Reely Jiggered
Reely Jiggered, 02 ABC Winners of SoundWave Music Competition 2014, are bursting with talent, alive with creativity and live to perform. They are inspired by Celtic Folk music, intrigued by World beats and melodies and drawn to an interesting and unique fusion of funk, rock, pop and jazz taking folk music to new heights.
To go to one of their gigs is to be taken on a journey through the streets of Mexico, the salsa clubs of Cuba, the furious fiddling of gypsies, and haunting melodies of Celtic Britain mixed with the soaring voice of a diva soprano, the beauty of acoustic instruments, revved up by driving bass lines, wah wah pedals and rocked up rhythms.
As one of Scotland’s most interesting and entrepreneurial bands they have performed at Festivals including Celtic Connections, Schotten Radio's T @ the Tower (Germany), Musica en Verano (Mexico), Cowal Highland Gathering, Lomond Festival, Roots Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Tall Ships Races; as well as appearing at top venues such as Edinburgh Castle, Stirling Castle, Oran Mor, Cosmovitral (Mexico), The Lyre (Tokyo) and Minami Aizu Concert Hall (Japan).
Their self-titled debut album, released in 2011 to critical acclaim, has received airplay in Australia, Germany, Mexico and America and has been featured on BBC Radio 3 and BBC Radio Scotland. Reely Jiggered's second album "Kaleidoscope" with a fresh and bold new sound will be released in August 2014 along with their new FOLK for FOLK FESTIVAL being launched in the West of Scotland.