A crofter from the Isle of Lewis in Scotland, Singer/Songwriter Colin Macleod's flavour and sensibilities as a country boy is unique and compelling for audiences who will fall in love with his old fashioned character.

In a former life, he was alt-folk artist 'The Boy Who Trapped The Sun' cutting his teeth on the same vibrant Glasgow scene as his friends 'Frightened Rabbit' and 'Snow Patrol'. But his love for the wild land he was raised on proved too strong and he made the move back home.. Funnily enough, there couldn't have been a better move for his music career.

With the intensity of Bruce Springsteen's 'Darkness On The Edge Of Town'- it may seem surprising, but Colin Macleod's influences are the same: wide open spaces, hard physical work, and a love for his local community. So at the end of the day, what does it really mean to be a country boy, "When you're from a place that is really beautiful, you struggle to be anywhere else," Macleod explains simply. "There is a Gaelic phrase, 'a Lewis man would be homesick in heaven' and it's true. When I was younger, I used to get stressed thinking the island would disappear. If I stayed away too long, I'd look back one day and it would be gone."


Posted in Artists 2021 on Jun 10, 2021