Published: 29/01/2016 12:17 - Updated: 01/02/2016 10:38

Andy's been helped by power of healing

Andy Gunn and singer Vicki Kitson.
Andy Gunn and singer Vicki Kitson.

MAYBE the title of Inverness musician Andy Gunn’s last album Miracle Of Healing is working it’s magic – his music life has never been busier.

With a gig at the Raigmore Motel this Friday (January 29) celebrating the album’s relaunch, the guitarist, singer and songwriter has also got plenty of other projects going on.

Andy has a new manager, Peter Muir of Market Square Music, based just outside London, who has also secured a distribution deal for the re-released solo album, Andy’s fourth.

In a tweaked band line-up from last year, Andy is reunited with singer Vikki Kitson, who – like Andy – was part of the teenage band Jumping The Gunn that was signed to Virgin’s Point Blank label and recorded in Memphis back in the ’90s.

The band split up after their first album Shades Of Blue and Vikki took a back seat from music to bring up her two children.

But 24 years on she is back, playing live with Andy’s band – also including Andy Davidson on drums, Will Miller on bass and Fraser McLean on second guitar – and recording what they hope will be a new album for later this year.

Even Andy’s long-term plan to get his own studio space up and running is taking a step forward with a space secured in Dingwall where he can set up equipment gathered over the years.

For anyone who wants to hear what the band sounds like in advance of Friday’s gig – with support sets from Andrew Mackenzie and Jemma Tweedie – you can check out Andy’s Soundcloud page to hear three songs heard on Rob Ellen’s Lochbroom FM radio show last week.

And it seems the Raigmore gig might be sharing Andy’s band’s music across the world via live streaming.

He said: "Rob is also coming along to the Raigmore gig to do a Concert Window and publicising it to his contacts."

n See www.andygunn.net for details to buying the album on iTunes, baBandcamp and AMazon – it will also be on sale in CD format at the Raigmore Motel gig on Friday). Also check Andy’s Facebook page for links to his Soundcloud where you can hear the recent radio session songs.

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