“Exquisite, soulful voice…a true original” The Guardian
Following the acclaimed release of Akö - an idiosyncratic yet infectiously catchy blend of guitar, banjo, cello, trombone and the artist’s soulful voice - Cameroonian singer-songwriter Blick Bassy will perform with his three-piece band. A combination of blues, Cameroonian folk song and “just about everything else”, Bassy sings in his native Basso. On his latest album Ako, Bassy says “This album talks about the transmission between the new and old generations and about the education of children. In the song Ndje Yem I talk about the rural exodus that is happening in the majority of African countries, where the villages are abandoned along with their traditions and customs in favour of towns and cities where living conditions aren’t necessarily any better.
Major acclaim for Bassy in France has been followed by phenomenal reviews and he is now regularly played by Lauren Laverne, Gideon Coe and Cerys Matthews on 6Music and by Max Reinhardt and Mary Anne Kennedy on BBC Radio 3. Most recently, Blick’s music was chosen by Apple for a worldwide campaign to advertise the iPhone. This will be the only Scottish date on his current world tour.