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Roddy Hart


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Roddy Hart is a Scottish singer–songwriter from Glasgow. He tours both solo acoustic, and with his band The Lonesome Fire.

After graduating from University with a first-class law degree, Hart put together his 2004 demo album Home Tapes in 4 days on an 8-track recording machine. Released as a limited edition pressing through small Glasgow indie label Adorno Records, the demos subsequently sold out, and led to an inivitation to open for Kris Kristofferson. Hart then began recording his debut studio album Bookmarks in the winter of 2005, with members of Scottish band the Trashcan Sinatras. The record was released in 2006 on Vertical Records and 2007 on U.S. label Compass Records, and featured guest performances from Kris Kristofferson and Eddi Reader on the tracks “My Greatest Success” and “Home”.

Following the release of “Bookmarks”, Hart toured and played shows with a number of artists, including Rosanne Cash, Ray LaMontagne, Deacon Blue, Jeff Beck, Ray Davies, Glen Campbell, John Prine, Teddy Thompson, Fran Healy and others.

In 2009, Hart was invited to participate in Homecoming Scotland by writing new melodies for poems by Scotland’s national poet Robert Burns. Initially performing “On A Bank Of Flowers” and “No Churchman Am I” at the Brig O’Doon in Ayr in January 2009, Hart was then asked to take part in the Homecoming celebrations in New York in April 2009. This in turn led to an invitation to perform the Burns poem “Nature’s Law” for the Queen at the Scottish Parliament on July 4, 2009, to mark its 10-year anniversary.

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  • forcemajeure

    I enjoyed Roddy's gig.

    25 Apr 2010 Reply
  • RyanTeller16

    Great scottish singer, should be much bigger. Hope he goes far, he is amazin xx

    16 Feb 2010 Reply
  • Replenished

    I saw Roddy perform at The Gathering in Edinburgh, I was really impressed with his beautiful and engaging music. Certainly someone to look out for.

    4 Sep 2009 Reply
  • bigparahandy

    Sorry but I have to disagree. I've seen Roddy play live 3 times twice as support to Kris Kristofferson and on the last occasion as the headline act at Cabaret Voltaire in Edinburgh. He is an extremely talented singer songwriter and musician and entertaining live. My only worry for him as an artist is that in 21st century Britain those things are not as valued or as likely to lead to success as vacuous celebrity teamed with clever sound engineering is. Good luck Roddy. I'm looking forward to hearing your new songs.

    31 Aug 2009 Reply
  • WoodenFloor

    Oh my god roddy, stop fucking playing gigs. stop supporting bands that I like. you are so bland it's almost incredible. in fact the heights of blandness you reach are probably the only thing that makes you only slightly more memorable that dusting a fridge.

    11 Apr 2007 Reply

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