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Snowgoose + Jim McCulloch solo set: The Engine Room, North Shields – preview

Snowgoose and Jim McCulloch are about to play an intimate set in North Shields. Gus Ironside reckons it is a show not to miss.

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Snowgoose + Jim McCulloch solo set
The Engine Room, North Shields – preview
26th September 2022

Jim McCulloch is one of Scotland’s mostly highly respected songwriters, having started his career as the guitarist with the chart-topping Lanarkshire group, The Soup Dragons and Duglas T. Stewart’s cult heroes, The BMX Bandits. Jim then joined Joe McAlinden in Superstar, before going on to write songs for Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan. Striking out on his own under the Green Peppers moniker, McCulloch started working with female vocalists, leading to the formation of Snowgoose with vocalist Anna Sheard.

Snowgoose’s stunning debut album, Harmony Springs showcased Sheard’s astonishing, crystalline vocals and McCulloch’s sublime songwriting, garnering rave reviews in the Scottish music scene and beyond. With various alumni of the Scottish indie scene, including Teenage Fanclub’s Raymond McGinley contributing, the album successfully combined influences from British and US folk-rock of the ’60s and early ’70s, while pulling off the feat of sounding fresh and modern.

2020’s The Making of You was a further progression, with Sheard and McCulloch making the decision to collaborate on the songwriting, resulting in an album that surpassed the high standards already set by its predecessor.

This show in the intimate surroundings of The Engine Room, nestled in the historic Fish Quay area of North Shields, on the bank of the River Tyne, is rather special as it features a solo set by McCulloch prior to the main Snowgoose set. Beautifully constructed melodies, lyrics that are evocative yet firmly rooted in the everyday, and under-stated playing have all become McCulloch trademarks, his fat-free songwriting anchored in the cool aesthetics of Tom Jobim and João Gilberto just as much as it nods to classic ’60s folk-rock.

This is sure to be a very special night at The Engine Room, so make sure you get your tickets in advance to avoid missing out.

Buy tickets for Snowgoose + Jim McCulloch solo set at The Engine Room, North Shields, Monday 26th September.

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All words by Gus Ironside, 2022. More writing by Gus can be found here.


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