Archive for October, 2010


Lip Service Soundtrack.

Hi there, my name is Ian McKelvie.

I am a singer/songwriter who writes under the name of and plays in a group

called The Colourful Band, and is based in Edinburgh Continue reading

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Press

**** The Skinny ‘The Colourful EP is a delight’

The Scotsman ‘A voice as smooth and comforting as velvet underwear’

The Guardian ‘Local bands picked for soundtrack to BBC’s controversial Lip Service show’
http://www.guardian.co.uk/edinburgh/2010/oct/06/edinburgh-colourful-band-ian-mckelvie-lipservice-bbc3

When You Motor Away ‘

Edinburgh-based singer songwriter Ian McKelvie is a man with a talent for writing songs that tell stories and express emotions simply and concisely, and then wrapping them in a folk rock wrapper that makes it warm, familiar and exciting. The genius isn’t it trying to contrive the most interesting story or express the greatest love/rage/sorrow; it is in expressing the story you have in a way that people want to hear it. Some guys and gals have the knack -like Billy Bragg, Sixto Rodriguez, and Paul Westerberg. Add Ian to that list.’

http://whenyoumotoraway.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/review-colourful-band-colourful-band.html

Kowalkskiy

‘The album is a sheer delight from start to finish, and given the cold, grey days we’re experiencing at the moment, the songs on it give that little, welcome blast of warmth and colour. The album title (and I guess the band name too) couldn’t be more apt’

http://www.kowalskiy.co.uk/2012/11/k-with-colourful-band.html

Album review from WYMA for Sometimes it Rains:

http://whenyoumotoraway.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/the-colourful-band-sometimes-it-rains.html

Single Review ( Festival 95/stolen police car)

 

 

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