Deacon Blue singer Ricky Ross to record new album.

ONE TIME frontman of '80s hit makers Deacon Blue, Ricky Ross, will soon be releasing a new solo album 'Pale Rider'. The Dundee-born singer has been working with producer Davie Scott on a 12 track album which will include the songs "In The End", which is a tribute to Graeme Kelling, the late guitarist in the original Deacon Blue line up, "Calvary" and "She Gets Me Inside", a song which featured on Ronan Keating's third studio album 'Turn It On'. Ricky has been working with Ronan over the past couple of years. When speaking to Glasgow's Evening Times recently, Ross said, "I went to a show of his at the SECC and it was the first time I'd really seen him live. And he performed a song I had written. It gave me a great thrill to hear one of my songs being played at the SECC." Despite two decades at the top, writing music has become nothing like a thankless chore for Ricky. He said, "The songwriting market is very competitive, but it's something I still love doing. I'll walk the dog and take a dictaphone with me and record ideas. I try to tap into the universal spirit, to find something people can get." CR

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