Scottish music’s diamond geezers

Jon Hopkins and King Creosote
Jon Hopkins and King Creosote

INDIE folk is taking over the Grand Ole Opry this week as Scottish troubadour King Creosote takes to the stage, with the help of composer Jon Hopkins.

The eclectic singer has been plugging away on the music scene for a while now, but thanks to involvement with super-group The Burns Unit he now has a higher profile - and a Mercury nomination for join-effort album (ITALS) Diamond Mine (ITALS).

Fifer King Creosote, also known as Kenny Anderson, has released over 40 albums since he decided to go it alone and launch his own label, Fence, in 1995.

He has since teamed up with Domino Records to co-release some of his work — Diamond Mine included — a brand of gentle folk-laden pop familiar to aficionados of the Scottish music scene in particular.

Expect dedicated fans and musos alike at the southside gig – and many of them, as King Creosote basks in his new-found fame.

Doors open at the Grand Ole Opry from 7.30pm, and tickets cost £12.50 from 429 5396 or