Blue Rose Code - North Ten
North Ten - London-based / Edinburgh-born Blue Rose Code is singer/songwriter Ross Wilson. Featuring legendary bassist Danny Thompson (Kate Bush, John Martyn, Talk Talk etc), Blue Rose Code's beautiful, classic sounding songs have been described as 'Caledonian soul'. Debut album 'North Ten' is to be released by Reveal Records (home to Lau, Joan As Police Woman, Kris Drever, Roddy Woomble etc), a perfect fit for an artist's who's debut features legendary bassist Danny Thompson; Quote.."A superb singer, songwriter and guitarist. Beautiful songs, a genuine pleasure to have been involved".
Raised in a council high rise by his grandmother on the east side on Edinburgh, Wilson skipped school to endlessly listen to his records (Motown,Chet Baker, John Coltrane and the unholy trinity of Van Morrison, John Martyn and Tom Waits). Ross found solace in music, but soon became addicted to the drink and drugs he had been heavily consuming in an effort to escape a troubled upbringing. Following the death of his grandmother Ross escaped to London, dogged by alcoholism and addiction and despite his troubles, Blue Rose Code was formed and soon started to get rave reviews for early live performances. Through 2009 and 2010 Blue Rose Code shared the stage with many celebrated writers including Bert Jansch, Kris Drever, King Creosote, John Renbourn and James Yorkston. Unable to shake off his addictions, Ross gave up playing music altogether until sobriety and redemption came unexpectedly, in Brooklyn, NY. Having been persuaded by friends to once again pick up his guitar, Ross played to small but rapt audiences in Williamsburg before returning to the UK where Blue Rose Code has since enjoyed a steady snowballing of new fans and momentum.