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Rory Butler at Wee Bear Cafe
10 June 2022, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm£15
An evening of intimate acoustic music at the wonderful Lodge At Lochside Wee Bear Café, featuring “rising new star in the Scottish Folk Firmament” Rory Butler.
A stunning singer songwriter and highly accomplished guitarist, who’s been described by BBC Scotland’s Roddy Hart as “The most exciting Scottish talent to emerge in recent times”
Every acoustic singer-songwriter will claim they were born with music in their blood, but few were born with music in their basement. Rory Butler’s childhood home was built on music; his father ran a recording studio in the cellar. It’s unsurprising, then, that music became Rory’s world.
Growing up in Edinburgh, he then spent his early twenties in East London, writing and performing new music. His first single Black and Blue was included on The Apple Music ‘Best of the Week’ and Spotify’s ‘New Music Friday’ Playlists. Subsequently the track peaked at #6 on the Spotify ‘Viral’ chart and made it onto ‘New Music’ lists in Brazil, Germany, Portugal and Sweden. Total world-wide streaming figures now exceed 800,000.
In the build up to recording his debut album Window Shopping, he opened for John Paul White (The Civil Wars) and folk legend, Richard Thompson. At the start of 2019 Rory was invited to share a stage with Paul Weller, Lucy Rose, Eric Bibb and Ross Wilson (Blue Rose Code) in a sold out concert celebrating the life of the great John Martyn.
His new album is due to be released in Spring 2022 and was recorded at Konk Studios, for the most part live, featuring Matt Ingram on Drums, Nick Pini and Tom Mason on double bass.
Check out Rory’s website: rorybutler.co.uk