Hazy shade of summer

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After supporting John Smith in the UK on tour last year, Canadian songwriter Dennis Ellsworth is back again for a gig at St Andrews in the Square.

Dennis’ live performances are not to be missed, with his performance at last year’s Maverick Festival gaining rave reviews.

It will be a busy month for Dennis, as he hits the road to tour his new album, Hazy Sunshine, set for release this week.

Dennis has released two acclaimed full length albums to date and his new album is produced by Canadian musician Josh Finlayson, and recorded over five days and wine-filled nights at The Bathhouse, outside Kingston, Ontario.

The album is a blend of modern folk and rock and roll, with shades of Americana, roots and country.

Dennis has grown into one of Canada’s most potent songwriters, with beautifully poetic lyrics and a veteran’s sense of melody tune and arrangement.

Artists such as Harry Nilsson, Elvis Costello, Paul Simon, Neil Young and Alex Chilton may have influenced — but his sound is entirely his own.

Dennis will appear at the Fallen Angels club at St Andrews in the Square next Thursday (June 12).

“The last time I was in the UK was December of 2013 and I was on tour with John Smith,” Dennis said.

“We played in Aberdeen and Edinburgh and we didn’t make it to Glasgow, but I am excited to make my debut there.

“I’ve heard great things and I am looking forward to playing with Thea Gilmore very much. It is going to be a magical night.”

For tickets, call 0131 220 3234.