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2006 What is & where is album released

Final Cover - Bandcamp Size‘What is & Where is’ is a collection of songs recorded in Aberdeen/Scotland 2006 after a nine month travel experience in Australia and South East Asia.

The songs are a mixture of mellow folk inspired tracks, upbeat acoustic blues rock tracks, acoustic guitar instrumentals, spoken word and songs with world music influences.

“At the age of 25 I went travelling throughout Eastern Australia and South East Asia. The songs, music and poetry you hear on this album are a direct result from that journey and what was such a life-changing time for me and so full of inspiration.

When I returned to my then hometown in Aberdeen/Scotland, with the help of musician friends, we set about recording this album”

Listen to the album in its entirety here.

‘What is & Where is’ was a group effort of friends and family in Aberdeenshire/Scotland, each contributing skills, musicianship and support.

From the recording of the album we went on to create a six-piece folk rock band that performed many of the songs from this album, including performances at ‘Breemie Midsummer Festival, June 2006 – Aberdeenshire/Scotland’ ‘The Blue Lamp, Sep & Nov 2006 – Aberdeen/Scotland’ and an album launch at ‘The Lemon Tree, January 2007 – Aberdeen/Scotland’. The album went on to become a firm favourite with Wilson’s father & mother who at the time became his biggest fans!

*Below is a collection of photograph’s of ‘Who are the Band’ from some of the different performances aforementioned.

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‘What is & Where is’ was recorded and mixed in a home studio over a six month period in 2006, and then finally mastered in 2016.

Purchase/Listen to the album in its entirety here

Video Interview – Jan 2018

Had a really nice time at North Highland College in Alness/Scotland (Highlands) last month being interviewed and recorded by two music students for a Monthly Podcast.

One of the music students ‘Ryan Raymond’ captured our interview on camera and has created the the video interview below.

In it we talk about my musical influences, background, guitar playing, song meanings, use of equipment and all round musical happenings in the land of Mr Noble (that’s me!).

As well as this we capture two separate live performances of two of my newest songs, both of which use live looping arrangements throughout the compositions. The first one is my song ‘Home‘, which is a devotional song about partnership and finding, building and nurturing a sense of Home with your significant other. The second song ‘Awakening‘ is a guitar instrumental that utilises the building of live arrangements and improvisation.

I really enjoyed my time at the College and had a lot of fun recording and being interviewed by the students. They held such an open friendly and professional space (Cheers guys!).

Hit play and check out the Video Above ^

Alignment – New Video for a New Year!

Happy New Year folks!  –  here we go into 2018…

For the new year yesterday I published a new video for my recent release ‘Alignment’. Alignment is a very mellow and meditative song of acoustic guitar + vocal.

I recorded this song in my home studio in Perth/Scotland 2015 (between my kitchen and hallway) after having it on the back burner for a number of years. Performed only a handful of times over the years, I composed Alignment back in 2007 whilst I was living in Edinburgh/Scotland – it was part of a new wave of inspiration, and songs I was composing from that time. Finally Alignment was mastered in 2016 whilst I was living in Elgin/Scotland – this song has had a tour in itself!

Alignment – Video

The video – you can watch below – was filmed whilst visiting family for Christmas on Dec 25th 2015 at Fraserburgh Beach in the North-East of Scotland.

On a calm winters day whilst out walking on the beach I was pleasantly surprised just how calm it was for a winters day and also how quiet it was, given it was Christmas day. Feeling inspired, I sat and filmed this footage on an ipad propped up on my rucksack to try and get a good angle. I had a feeling I would synchronise the footage with one of my songs but didn’t know which one it would be at the time. Just over a year and half later in 2017 I decided to synchronise my track alignment with the video footage, and here it is below!

I am really happy with how it turned out, I enjoy its simplicity…. and the independent music endevour it took for me to put it together. This is the first track where I have done every single element of its creation and release barring just one, the only aspect I never personally completed was mastering the recording.


Alignment is track four of Wilson Noble’s album ‘Here Now’
‘Here Now’ is out everywhere – Purchase/Stream >>> Click Here <<<

Glasgow Songwriting Festival 18-20 Aug

Just got back yesterday from the Glasgow Songwriting Festival. It was a jam packed educational and creative experience focusing on Songwriting skills, craft and technique. The festival was held over three days, between three venues in Glasgow, and was taught by four professional songwriters/tutors/performers.

The first night included an opening concert from all four tutors (Findlay Naper, Emma Pollock, Karine Polwart, Jim Hunter), it was a lovely, warm, and friendly evening held at The Glad Cafe in Glasgow, and a great opportunity for the majority of the festival goers to begin to get to know each other.

 

Over the next two days we were put into small groups and taught by all four tutors over the two full days. It was an intensive time, a lot of learning, and exploring different songwriting tips and techniques from each tutor. I found it very wholesome being taught by all four tutors, it was a great and well rounded experience looking at and teaching from different angles.

On the second night almost all of the group descended on a local bowling club social venue for an evening sing-around. It was brilliant a night of sharing music, collaborations, and things we had learnt and songs we had written on the day, as well as a very enjoyable and sociable evening of musical celebration! I loved it!

The whole event was very well organised and very organic, open, positive, and constructive, a real community as well as individual learning experience. There was so much to it – I enjoyed the entire the thing. I have learnt a lot from each of the classes, as well as being given the opporunity to collaboratively work, meet, and network with new creative peers.

I’d thoroughly recommend it! Look forward to more of this in the future 😉