David Hershaw & Sandie Forbes
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Here Comes Tomorrow is the debut album from Scottish contemporary folk duo David Hershaw and Sandie Forbes. Their music combines elements of the Scottish folk tradition with modern songwriting, infusing familiar melodies with fresh arrangements and sensibilities. This collection of original and reimagined traditional songs is their most ambitious project to date.
Hershaw is a popular singer-songwriter in his own right, developing a unique and versatile finger-picking style of guitar. He draws on the styles of Richard Thompson, Bert Jansch and Nick Drake amongst others, showing expertise beyond his years. He was a key member of 2012‘s The Joe Corrie Project as one of The Bowhill Players, as well a founding member of East Neuk alt-rock band The Dirty Hemingways. Still only 25, his songwriting and singing ability shows insight, maturity and emotion.
Originally a classically trained violinist at a young age, Forbes branched out to traditional music as a teenager. Forbes studied music at the National Centre of Excellence in Traditional Music at Plockon High School before graduating from the University of Strathclyde. She is well known for working as a trio with guitarist virtuoso Sandy Stanage, and Sangster’s singer Fiona Forbes. Forbes has appeared as a soloist and as part of award-winning bands at festivals and folk clubs across Scotland, mainland Europe and the middle east.
“We’ll surely see a lot more of her and I believe she will be an adornment of her country’s music for years to come” – Steve McGrail, The Living Tradition.
“Very few can produce music that grows seamlessly from the roots of traditional music yet manages to be completely original and fresh. Their songwriting is brilliant and sharp, their playing and understanding is astonishing. Although this is a debut album, they have been producing memorable music together since they were bairns in folk clubs and venues across Scotland. Sandie is a fiddler of rare taste and technique, thoughtfully enhancing every song and David has the guitar nous of a youthful Richard Thompson. No hyperbole – just lend a lug.” – William Hershaw