Under the Radar: James Mackenzie

James Mackenzie could be about to hit the bigtime with new album The Honeymoon, write Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon

Sunday, 13th September 2020, 7:00 am
James Mackenzie PIC: Alex Reibrich
James Mackenzie PIC: Alex Reibrich

Now living between Germany and the UK, Inverness singer-songwriter James Mackenzie has been on our radar for a couple of years now, having toured with fellow Highland acts Skerryvore and Runrig as well as Newton Faulkner and Manfred Mann’s Earth Band.

Radio support has come courtesy of BBC Radio Scotland’s flagship culture programme The Afternoon Show as well as BBC Introducing, Jim Gellatly on Amazing Radio and numerous German stations too. Thanks to a loyal fanbase, Mackenzie crowdfunded his forthcoming album The Honeymoon. It’s his strongest material yet, a mix of super-catchy anthems and expertly penned ballads with beautiful boy/girl harmonies, and it could well see him break out.

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Recorded in the UK, Germany and the USA (with Matt Noveskey from Blue October producing) you can listen to rock-pop gem Heart’s On Fire at https://ffm.to/vwrrdr0 Find out more https://www.jamesmackenziemusic.co.uk

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run music industry seminar and social night Born To Be Wide visit www.borntobewide.co.uk

The Academy of Music & Sound was founded in 1994, and has welcomed over 5,000 students into courses in popular music, production and music business over the years. The academy has launched a new Rap/Hip-Hop course and continues to provide full time courses, HND, BA(hons) and MMus in Music. See http://www.academyofmusic.ac.uk/

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