RISING musical stars Blue Rose Code will perform in Otley next month.

The band is led by Ross Wilson, a musical ‘nomad’ whose songs, infused by soul, jazz, folk and pop, defy categorisation.

The twelve songs on their latest album, The Water of Leith, address themes of love, loss, travel, home, and facing up to the past and future.

Edinburgh-born Wilson’s eclectic and soulful style has seen him compared to the likes of John Martyn, Van Morrison and Tom Waits.

Blue Rose Code were recently featured on Loose Ends (BBC Radio 4) and regularly perform sessions for the BBC, STV, Alba, TG4, and Virgin Radio.

Proud of the connection they build with audiences at their live performances, the band has toured across the UK and played at numerous festivals including Celtic Connections, Edinburgh Fringe, Looe, Summer Isles, Lindisfarne, Southern Fried and Underneath The stars.

They also count best-selling crime writer Ian Rankin, who said The Water of Leith ‘made his hear swell’, among their fans. The album was also hailed by The Skinny magazine as their Scottish Album of The Year 2017.

Blue Rose Code’s Otley show takes place at the Courthouse from 8pm on Saturday, March 2. Tickets cost £12.50 and can be booked by visiting www.otleycourthouse.org.uk, calling (01943) 467466 or popping into the Courthouse, on Courthouse Street.