Over the last 18 years, Skerryvore have brought their performances to audiences across the globe, from their early days in Scottish West Coast halls and bars, to Festival crowds in USA, Canada, Australia and throughout the UK and Europe. Picking up Scottish music’s ‘Live Act of the Year’ twice on the way – the band’s wide range of influences and talent produce a musically expansive, high energy set that excites and captivates audiences.
Winner of 2023 Best of the Bay Award for their Whisky Sessions show!
“According to some friends in the know, there’s something special about a man in a kilt. While I cannot personally vouch for that, I do know exciting music when I hear it. And, after going down the whisk(e)y rabbit hole not long ago, I also know that taking time to taste wee drams from across Scotland introduced by members of this great band makes for a memorable, sense-heightening evening.” – 2023 Best of the Bay Awards
Representation and Touring Formats
Representation: Exclusive – US and Canada
Touring Formats: 8-piece
Over the last 16 years, Skerryvore have brought their performances to audiences across the globe, from their early days in Scottish West Coast halls and bars, to Festival crowds in USA, Canada, Australia and throughout the UK and Europe. Picking up Scottish music’s ‘Live Act of the Year’ twice on the way – the band’s wide range of influences and talent produce a musically expansive, high energy set that excites and captivates audiences. Their 6 studio albums demonstrate the wide range of influences the individual musicians bring to the mix – a unique fusion of folk, trad, rock and pop.
The impact of the Covid-19 crisis decimated the band’s touring and performing calendar for 2020, and well into 2021. During this time Skerryvore explored and developed alternative performance possibilities, including live streaming and virtual performances that connected them with 28 countries worldwide and over 30,000 viewers. The band’s lockdown single, ‘Everyday Heroes,’ recorded from home, and aided by a variety of musicians from across the country, achieved the band’s first Official Charts No.1 in Scotland and, so far, has raised several thousands of pounds for NHS staff charities.
In January 2021, Skerryvore were selected for the BBC Radio 2 Playlist for 6 consecutive weeks with their song ‘You&I’, progressing from the C list up to the prestigious A List due the the amazing response from listeners. Multiple daily plays and a great response from the presenters, has seen Skerryvore reach a whole new fanbase. This success was followed by a second BBC Radio 2 playlist for their summer single ‘Together Again’ in July 2021 Skerryvore create a unique feel good, folk-fusion sound that has enabled the band to break ‘traditional boundaries’ both nationally and internationally with performances in over 30 countries worldwide.
We are pleased to confirm that our single Everything You Need is on its 4th week of the BBC national radio playlist. The next single from the album is called Eye of the Storm and has just been released on March 8th.
Physical album sales to date: 89,554
Streams: 15.7 Million
Digital downloads: 43,000
Music is universally understood to have the ability to change the mood of a person, a group of people or an entire audience. But can it change or enhance the taste of whisky? We believe it can when the right music is selected and performed to match the whisky.
‘The Whisky Sessions’ is an interactive session hosted by Skerryvore that takes the audience on a journey of Scotland’s famous whisky regions and distilleries with music as the vehicle.
Audience members will get to sample 4 or 5 specially selected malt whiskies with each ‘dram’ having a piece of music selected and performed to match that whisky during the tasking. The band will aslo reflect on personal experiences and stories linked to each particular whisky and/or region that again enhances the personal and intimate nature of this session.
|2/29/2024 - 3/01/2024||Thrasher Opera House||Green Lake, WI|
|3/02/2024||Schauer Arts & Activities Center||Hartford, WI|
|3/08/2024 - 3/10/2024||Tulsa Irish Fest||Tulsa, OK|
|3/14/2024||Northern Michigan University||Marquette, MI|
|3/15/2024||Historic Temple Theatre||Viroqua, WI|
|3/17/2024||Shamrock at the Dock||Annapolis, MD|
|3/22/2024||Roundhouse Celtic Festival||Evanston, WY|
|8/31/2024||Capital District Scottish Games||Altamount, NY|