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 was handed in as the final project for his Masters music degree in 2019, is full of original songs, poetry in his native Doric, and sensitive evocative soundscapes – all immersed in the artists favourite recurring themes of empowerment, nature, and Scottish identity. After a successful Crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo throughout November and December 2019 to release the self-produced album, HUMAN is available and out now worldwide at: https://wilsonnoble.bandcamp.com/album/human
Noble, a self taught guitarist, singer and songwriter from the age of Fourteen, has studied, worked and performed in a unique variety of differing genre’s. All with the intention of encapsulating the individual humanity that is intrinsically found within each genre, bringing them together, to allow Noble the ability to fully express his own humanity and maturing artistry. As a teenager into his early twenties embodying Rock and Roll, Metal, and Grunge, through to his mid-twenties into his thirties developing and performing his work as a Conscious Singer-Songwriter exploring and working within Spiritual and Shamanic themes. And presently, from his early thirties moving into his forties, answering a deep cultural and personal longing, to study and develop his work as a Folk Singer and Traditional Musician.
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 Lyth Arts Centre, The Lemon Tree, 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 themed music for Highland tour company ‘Inverness Food and Drink Tours’ promotional video. 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 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 also completed Youth Music Initiative (YMI) training for working in schools. As a tutor Wilson is currently based in Edinburgh/Scotland where he delivers both private one to one and group guitar tuition. Throughout 2020, Wilson will be developing a series of specialised music workshops including workshops on ‘Celtic Fingertsyle Guitar’ and ‘Live-Looping Artistry’.
Wilson, a self-managed artist and producer, currently resides in Edinburgh/Scotland with his fiancé – artist ‘Suzie Eggins’. His major musical influences include: John Butler Trio, Xavier Rudd, John Renbourn, Newton Faulkner, John Martyn, 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. Not to be missed.” – 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