Session A9 are Adam Sutherland, Brian Mcalpine, Charlie Mckerron, David 'chimp' Robertson, Gordon Gunn, Kevin Henderson and Marc Clement, a band formed through informal music sessions up and down the arterial Scottish road, the A9, culminating in their first ever tour in 2001. 2003 saw the release of the bands highly acclaimed first album 'What Road?' featuring many new compositions by band members and leading Scottish tunesmiths capturing the imagination of the listening public and propelling them into the festival/gig circuit.
Since 2003 the band have successfully toured Scotland and England playing at many of the major music festivals in the UK and Europe with additional concerts in Switzerland, Italy and the USA. With 2008 came the release of the band’s second album 'Bottlenecks and Arm breakers' once again featuring many new compositions. As in the first album the band line up was enhanced by the addition of Ewen Vernal on Bass. Touring successes during the year led to the band being nominated for best folk band in the 2008 Scottish Trad Music Awards. The band has been a constantly evolving organism over the years with notable contributions from Kris Drever, Duncan Chisholm, Iain Copeland, Tim Edey and Ross Martin. June 2009 sees the band embark on an ambitious 16 date tour entitled "Session A9 and Beyond", a tour they are able to achieve with funding from Tune-Up Scotland. The tour will enable Session A9 to reach the more remote venues, as well as the established, around Scotland. They are delighted to have special guest, Daire Mulhern, a fantastic button box player from Ireland joining them on the tour.
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