When Skerryvore first formed on the tiny Isle of Tiree off Scotland’s west coast in 2005, little could they have known that within only a matter of years they would be performing in over 20 countries worldwide, playing to audiences from Chicago to Shanghai, with four albums and an array of industry awards under their belt.
With the release of self-titled third album, ‘Skerryvore’, the band found themselves catapulted into the musical limelight winning a string of prestigious awards, including SNMA Record of the Year 2011 and STMA Live Act of the Year 2011 whilst being invited to perform at venues and festivals across the globe. It was from these experiences on the road that the band drew inspiration for what is undeniably their most polished and radio-ready album to date, ‘World of Chances’ released in June 2012.
Created in collaboration with producer and guest musician Alan Scobie (keyboards & percussion), and recorded in part at the iconic Fisher Lane Studio (Genesis, Phil Collins, Eric Clapton, The Cure), ‘World of Chances’ weaves together the band’s spine-tingling musical talents with the award-winning songwriting abilities of frontman Alec Dalglish. At times uplifting, at times reflective, the result is a brighter, breezier, feel-good sound that looks set to broaden the band’s appeal even further.