Rick Redbeard / Adam Stafford + support from Yusuf Azak
To celebrate the launch of their split single, Rick Redbeard and Adam Stafford are playing 3 dates in Scotland.
Rick Redbeard is the solo musical alias of Rick Anthony, singer from acclaimed Glasgow sextet The Phantom Band. Born and raised in the Aberdeenshire wilderness, Anthony began using the Redbeard name for his solo material sometime around 2006-7 after swindling it from a pirate. He has performed sporadically around Scotland since then, and the Gerry Loves Records split 7" is the first Rick Redbeard release of any nature. He is currently at work putting the finishing touches to his debut album.
Adam Stafford is a musician and filmmaker from Falkirk. Formerly of the group Y'all is Fantasy Island, he issued two experimental a capella albums, "Awnings" and "Miniature Porcelain Horse Emporium" in 2009. His debut studio set "Build a Harbour Immediately" was released in 2011 and was critically acclaimed by the Scottish press, turning up on a number of end-of-year polls in 2011. He is currently trying to write a horror film set in 1993, about a maintenance train driver who infiltrates a Norse Black Metal cult in the rural North of Scotland.
Yusuf Azak is set to release his second album on Song, by Toad this year, and has been described thus: "Basically he sounds like a ghostly set of old bellows, wheezing in and out and managing to rather surprisingly generate some fantastic songs whilst doing so." Listen and get a free download EP at http://yusufazak.bandcamp.com/
Captain's Rest (View)
185 Great Western Road
Glasgow G4 9EB