NEWS

February 2014
                                    Album Release!

Copies of Jimi's new album 'Last King of Pictland' are available to buy at this site's shop.  New videos, background info and more purchasing details here: http://lastkingofpictland.com/

The album is also for sale and all tracks available to download/stream at on-line music stores. Search you favourite for Jimi McRae 'Last King of Pictland'.














December 2013
                                    New Album

2013 has been a vintage year for Jimi. He's currently adding the finishing touches to
a sixth studio album to be released early next year. Jimi described this new project as his most ambitious and innovative to date.
"I'd been composing new material for some time" said Jimi. "However, everything really began taking off
in January 2013. I'd recorded some early demos and invited a drummer pal of mine into the
studio to put down some grooves.
"This went really well  and we decided to take things further by bringing in an electric guitar. This was done
by another very good friend and from there everything just snowballed."
The album will comprise of nine tracks, which mix original and traditional influences. Jimi shares writing credits with his friends on a couple.
"It's been fun and very enjoyable"he added. "The best recording experience for me, by far".
So what's the new album called? "Cannae say right now cos the title's a secret" smiled Jimi. "You'll find out
on release day".  Jimi hoped that would be late November/early December. However, constraints on
available studio time and art work preparations have put this back to early 2014. Watch this space!!


                                             Frankie Millar and the Quireboys

Jimi is also piping on a new album of Frankie Millar songs recorded with some famous names in the
music business. On vocals is Spike, lead singer with UK rock band 'The Quireboys'. 
"Spike's a great rock n roll singer and a really good lad who grew up in Newcastle and Northumbria just across the border" said Jimi. "He has strong family links with Scotland and loves the pipes".
Spike, Jimi and the rest of the Quireboys teamed up at the launch of a charity single featuring the Scottish
Rugby team last week..
Here's a video link to live performance of 'A Bottle of Whisky' featuring Jimi and Scots music swengali  Donald Macleod at the Quireboys Glasgow gig that night, 11/10/13 . The second vid features a nice shot of Frankie at the end.. Song available to download and also as a cd single.


                                                                           

2 comments:

  1. Hi,

    Love this music so much, would love to reach Jimi about some photography work, free of charge, i'm a Macrae too. Shoot all day to this music in my studio!

    Do you have a contact or e mail I contact PR on? Desperate to do the next Jimi the Piper photography!

    Lou :)

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    1. Hi Lou! Just seem your comment on my blog from last August.. So sorry for the delay getting back in touch..Apologies. You can email me at jimiscotland@hotmail.com, or, find me on facebook as jimimcrae.
      Sgurr Uaran!

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