Tommie Mackay - Soul Bearing

Published Tuesday 9th February 2010
Tommie Mackay - Soul Bearing
Tommie Mackay - Soul Bearing

STYLE: Roots/Acoustic
RATING 5 5 5 5 5
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 87268-16220
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Ian Thomson

This is a first-time album for Scottish singer/songwriter Tommie and celebrates YMCA's 150th year in Inverness. The passion and conviction of Tommie's songs is immediately clear. A grungy recording coupled with a guitar-driven sound locate 'Soul Bearing' firmly in the indie rock compartment and though the vocals aren't polished, the bluesy guitar work of Paul Baird (well known for his long time stint with Celtic rockers The Electrics) and some tasty Hammond B3 from another ex Electric Allan Hewitt ensure that the album has a satisfyingly earthy, organic feel. Just occasionally, the music achieves an otherworldly quality, most noticeable on "Hallelujah" and "Jerusalem", the former co-written by the album's producer Sammy Horner. If you have an ear for gritty Celtic-tinged rock, 'Soul Bearing' is one to search out.

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Posted by Tommie in Inverness @ 13:57 on Feb 11 2010

Thank you for a great review,

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