‘The versatility of Elephant Sessions is its strength. Passionate about their culture and their origins, these Scots are using their instruments like weapons to destroy clichés. ..We love them ‘ Rolling Stone Magazine
‘Absolutely superb…’ Chris Hawkins (BBC Radio 6)
‘A pyrotechnic highlight of the Soiree d’Ouverture d’Ecosse’ (Festival Interceltique de Lorient) Songlines Magazine
‘All We Have Is Now is an album evocative of lazy days and party nights’ – Folk Radio UK
2017 has been a remarkable year for Elephant Sessions. The band who hail from the Highlands of Scotland and who met at the Newcastle University Folk degree have exploded onto the indie folk scene with unparalleled effect.
The release of their album ‘All We Have is Now’ in June of this year, was followed by live appearances at some of Europe’s most notable festivals. Audiences crowd surfed their way through the summer and marquee floors broke under the weight of bouncing fans.
The Mercury nominated Alt J, along with BBC Radio 6 found themselves converted to the band’s unique brand of indie folk. Reviews from Rolling Stone Magazine sat alongside folk magazine coverage. Radio features accompanied documentaries and highlights shows on television stations.
Charting in the French download charts and selling bucket loads across Europe ‘All We Have is Now’ has firmly established this band as completely unique.
Elephant Sessions transcend boundaries and shake the very foundations of expectation.
Closing the year with sell out shows across the UK, the band find themselves nominated for both Folk Album of the Year and Live Act of the Year at the BBC Scots Trad awards.
2018 promises to be no different and opening the year with a show at the world renowned Celtic Connections festival, the band head over to Australia in March for what will be a debut tour of some of the nations most respected festivals.
Calum Mackenzie Jones and The Trad Project :
Best described by Vic Galloway as Indie-Folk Rock with mature and powerful vocals.
2017 was hugely successful with performances at numerous festivals including Belladrum, Eden, Northern Roots, Jocktoberfest & Killin and amazing venues – Edinburgh Castle, SWG3 Glasgow, to a full house at Perth Concert Hall and supporting John Smith at Eden Court. He released a sucessful debut album and his debut single was showcased on BBC radio 2. He received positive reviews in both The Scotsman and The Sun and performed on STV Live at Five.
This year has already seen him receive a highly recommended for his performance on the Danny Kyle Stage at Celtic Connections and the release of his debut Scottish Folk EP and with gigs lined up at Groove Cairngorm, March into Pitlochry, Tiree and Killin Music Festivals, supporting Skerryvore at the Arc sessions and many more to be announced things are only going to get better.
The Trad Project
Taking the songs of Calum Mackenzie Jones and mixing them up with terrific tunes, phenomenal pipes, furious fiddling, dangerous drums, a disappearing pianist and a hot chick who rocks the bass in her high heels. All performed with skill, enthusiasm and a lot of laughter. His new Celtic-Folk-Rock Band “The Trad Project” plan to hit the festival scene running in 2018.
Be one of the first to catch them live – you won’t be disappointed.