James Mackenzie to play Tooth and Claw in May.

The 21st May sees the welcome return of Inverness’s James Mackenzie to the Highland capital with a gig at the Tooth and Claw. Rock Singer/Songwriter James has found himself a home in Nürnberg, Germany where he released his debut album “The Honeymoon”.

His writing style tugs at the heart strings and draws you in thanks to the achingly honest and raw lyrics wrapped in catchy melodies. Performing solo, he captures the attention of listeners throughout the show with his magnetic stage presence and the intensity and passion of Glen Hansard (The Frames), while with his band, James unlocks the rockier elements of debut album “The Honeymoon”, leaving crowds breathless and exhilarated.

New music is on the way with ‘Until Forever’, which sees him work again with long time collaborator Christopher Gorman, due for release on the 6th of May.

What they say about James:

“Gorgeous Scottish singer songwriting talent” – Janice Forsyth – BBC Radio Scotland

“In a time where the world needs as much love as possible, James Mackenzie’s songwriting feels like a reassuring shoulder to cry on.” – MoggBlog.com

“The infectious sound of James Mackenzie” – Jim Gellatly – Amazing Radio

But don’t just take their word for it, catch James at the Tooth and Claw on 21st May or maybe the other dates on his whistlestop tour of Scotland including Edinburgh and Thurso.

Tickets can be found at jamesmackenziemusic.co.uk/tour 

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Chartered surveyor by day, music reviewer by night, and occasionally I get to use my camera. A strange mix, but one that I enjoy. A chance meeting in the queue for Bella in 2010 led to the opportunity to write for InvernessGigs; a far cry from the days of writing for a football fanzine back in the late 80s, early 90s. My interests lie between the mainstream, the emerging and the local. Increasingly I find that we have more than enough locally to entertain us to necessitate a trip south. I’m always happy to give a listen, whatever the genre. Inverness has a plethora of talent, all of which I am more than keen to write about. If it encourages just one person to make the effort to listen to some new music I’ll be happy. You can contact Frank direct via frankieboyfin@gmail.com