Elephant Sessions


Winners ‘Album of the Year’ MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards 2022 & 2017
Winners ‘Live Act Of The Year’ MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards 2018
Nominees SAY Award (Scottish Album of the Year) 2020
Nominees ‘Live Act Of The Year’ MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards 2022 & 2020
Nominees ‘Album of the Year’ MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards 2019
Nominees ‘Best Group’ BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2018

Hailing from the Highlands of Scotland, Elephant Sessions formed in 2012. They are comprised of Euan Smillie (fiddle), Alasdair Taylor (mandolin), Seth Tinsley (bass, synth) and Greg Barry (drums, samples).

Creating a progressive blend of intricate tunes, engulfing guitars, with a bass and drum heavy backline, their music combines the very best of trad, funk and electronica resulting in a new and exciting sound. Gigging extensively around the UK, they swiftly built a fan base and went on to release their debut album The Elusive Highland Beauty in 2014 to critical acclaim. This album and its subsequent tours and festival appearances saw the band win Best Up and Coming Act at the BBC Trad Music Awards in 2014. Already renowned for their breath-taking live shows, the band gained success not just within the UK, but also found themselves beginning to perform at some of the most prestigious European festivals. Since then, they have made live appearances at some of the most notable venues and festivals across the UK, Europe, North America and Australia, including Glastonbury, Byron Bay Bluesfest, Colours of Ostrava and multiple headline sell-outs at Celtic Connections.

‘The versatility of Elephant Sessions is its strength. Passionate about their culture and their origins, these Scots are using their instruments like weapons to destroy clichés…We love them’ Rolling Stone Magazine

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