Gus Munro is one of the hidden gems of Scotland’s thriving music scene; the singer songwriter is starting to create waves in his home town of Glasgow. His music has been described as Scottish-folk–blues, combining his love of Scottish traditional music and his passion for the blues. His song writing manages to retain the feel and emotional expression of the deep-rooted blues, while pushing through his Scottish roots in a modern context.
“My influences definitely come through in my music, the sound feels very natural to me. I grew up listening to pipe music, (John D Burgess and Donald MacLeod), then when I discovered the blues it was a whole new world, Elmore James in particular had a major effect on me”.
The emotional depth of his music and soft, melodic tone of his voice often display a real sense of vulnerability. He is an artist who is not afraid to show his emotions and convey them through his music. His singing and song writing are complimented by his imaginative and melodic slide guitar work, which adds to the emotional impact of his live performance. He is quickly gaining a reputation as a unique talent. A genuine, warm engaging performer, Gus will draw you into his world and compel you to listen.
See Gus at the Hole int’ Wall on Sunday 25th March.