Sons o’ the Soil – Wall of Rock, Lossiemouth, September 2014

Sons o’ the Soil are a contemporary/traditional Scottish rock band that make extensive use of all sorts of instruments, able to pull off a very loud rock show or a stripped back acoustic set. We were very grateful SOTS could step in at the last minute and fill for an absent band at the Wall of Rock in 2014. Lead singer, Gordon tackles many issues in his lyrics from Scottish Independence to family bereavement, and it’ll tug on your heart strings. Electric fiddle player Amy accompanies the music in a beautiful and haunting manner, with everyone else picking up intruments such as mandolins, bazoukis and the cajun.

These guys were playing behind a 15KW system at the Wall of Rock festival in Lossiemouth in September 2014, with 10KW of sub bass and 5KW of mid/high speaker cabinets. Front of house desk was a Soundcraft GB8-40, and the monitor desk was a Soundcraft LX7ii-32. Two Allen & Heath ICE-16 recorders were being used. Microphones used were Audix on drums (D6 kick, i5 snare, D4 floor tom, D2 rack toms, ADX51 overheads, f9 hi-hats), Sennheiser EW135 G3 wireless on vocals, and Shure SM57 on instruments. The light show used was the full EatAudio, with over 100 DMX lights being controlled via Windows based software.