Wilson Noble – Scottish Musician, Singer-Songwriter, and Music Educator.
Born in Aberdeen (1980), Wilson has been sculpting his own unique independent path in the modern music industries, and embracing music and culture heart-on for the best part of three decades. His fourth Independent Studio Album ‘HUMAN’, which is entirely self-produced was composed and handed in as the final project for his Masters music degree in 2019 (MA Music and the Environment). After a successful Crowdfunding campaign on ‘Indiegogo’ throughout November and December 2019 to independently release the album, HUMAN is now available globally at: HUMAN
Wilson, a self taught guitarist, singer, songwriter and producer from the age of Fourteen, has studied, worked and performed in a unique variety of differing genre’s. As a teenager into his early twenties living and embodying Rock and Roll, Metal, and Grunge. Through to his mid-twenties into his early thirties developing and performing his work as a Conscious Singer-Songwriter exploring holistic lifestyle, deep inner reflection, and innate connection to his soul and the natural world. And presently, from his mid-thirties moving into his forties, answering a deep cultural longing, to study, explore, and develop his work as a Traditional Celtic Musician. All with the overarching intention of capturing the individual humanity that is intrinsically found within each genre – bringing them together – to allow him the ability to fully express his own humanity and maturing artistry.
“Music has always been an awesome thing for me. I have been able to find a place where I can express my humanity.” W. Noble
Notable performances have included, The Danny Kyle Stage at Celtic Connections, festival appearances at Belladrum Festival, Speyfest, XpoNorth and Knockengorroch. Along with headline solo shows throughout Scotland at The Lemon Tree, Lyth Arts Centre, Moray Arts Centre and The Blue Lamp. Recent collaborations have included a music synchronisation using Noble’s song ‘Oceans & Trees’ from his latest album ‘HUMAN’ as the main theme music for Highland tour company ‘Inverness Food and Drink Tours’ promotional video (Watch). And co-development of a new theatre production show for babies titled ‘Island’ with Moray Theatre Company ‘Frozen Charlotte’ and Arts and Early Years Organisation ‘Starcatchers’. In October 2019 Wilson graduated with an MA Music and the Environment Degree, and in August 2018 graduated with a BA (Hons) Applied Music degree, both with the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI).
Since May 2017, Wilson has worked as a professional guitar and music tutor. Starting work as a freelance tutor during his time studying for his MA in music whilst based in the Highlands and Moray regions of Scotland. Throughout 2017-2019 Wilson worked freelance with Moray Music Lessons in Elgin delivering private one to one instrumental guitar tuition predominantly in Pop and Rock music. And throughout 2018-2019 Wilson worked with Traditional Music organisations Fèis Rois (Highlands) and Fèis Inbhir Narainn (Nairn) delivering weekly group guitar lessons in Traditional Music as a term time tutor. Working with Traditional Music organisation Fèisean nan Gàidheal (Highlands) during 2018, Wilson completed Youth Music Initiative (YMI) training for working in schools with the organisation. As a tutor Wilson is currently based in Perth City in Scotland where he delivers online private guitar and music tuition. Throughout 2021, Wilson will be developing a series of online specialised music workshops including workshops on ‘Beginner to Intermediate Celtic Guitar’, ‘Easy Celtic Fingertsyle Guitar’, and ‘Live-Looping Artistry’.
Wilson, a self-managed music artist, musician and producer, currently resides in Perth City in Scotland with his partner: artist ‘Suzie Eggins’. His major musical influences include: Max Cavalera, Xavier Rudd, and John Butler. And his music has been said to sound like Newton Faulkner, Martyn Bennet, Devin Townsend, and The Corries.
‘HUMAN’ Album Review
“Wilson Noble’s album ‘Human’ is a delight. Brimful of beautiful guitar playing, deeply thoughtful lyrics, and inventive arrangements, this collection of songs, instrumental pieces and spoken word in his native Doric is characterised by sensitivity and rooted in themes of identity, consciousness and connection. Whether exploring our place in the universe and remembering ancestors, or expressing love in creating a home and family, Wilson’s warm voice is the beguiling thread throughout; gentle and haunting, yet powerful. His instrumental pieces are equally captivating, with the calm beauty and birdsong of Morning Sunrise both evocative and mesmerising. A very fine body of work.” – Liza Mullholland
“Raw emotion straight from the heart can be expected in Wilsons songs and live performances. His music lets the sun in and lifts the soul.” – Liam Ross fingerstyle guitarist
“Great concert last night, Wilson is just an extraordinary guitarist and entertained us with many of his own compositions and a couple of old favourites. His unique, quiet style and deep, soft lyrics held us spellbound throughout” – Dougie Simpson Author
“Scotland’s very own sunshine troubadour, Wilson Noble is the brightest new addition to the singer/songwriting world.” – James Black naked promotions