Deacon Blue frontman Ricky Ross set for UK solo adventure
The Daily Record 18th January 2013

FOLLOWING a return to the UK Top 20 with new album The Hipsters on Deacon Blue's 25th Anniversary last year, Ricky Ross has announced a new solo album and UK tour.

The Glasgow-based Dundee musician will release his sixth solo album, Trouble Came Looking, on 8 April, before embarking on a 14 date tour entitled Untold Stories.

Ricky, 55, says the new LP is a “modern Celtic folk album” and was written in response to the recession.

He said: “It’s going to be an adventure for one thing. Deacon Blue guitarist Gregor Philp will accompany me on guitar and the two of us will set off driving ourselves around the country.

The idea was to stop anywhere that had a piano, so that we could set up with minimal fuss. I’m looking forward to playing places we couldn’t get to with Deacon Blue, and sharing the untold stories behind my songs in village halls and churches.”

Ricky has also been working on a new project with Glasgow-based former trip-hop composer Kenny Inglis, to be released under the collaborative name Elko.

He’ll play Kirkwall Arts Centre, Orkney, 26 April; Ullapool Village Hall, 27 April; An Lanntair, Stornoway, 29 April; Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline, 1 May; Gardyne Hall, Dundee, 3 May and Tolbooth, Stirling, 4 May.

Paul English