In a relatively short time, Roddy Hart has established himself as an important and influential emerging talent on the Scottish musical scene. At only 26, and with his eyes fixed firmly on re-igniting the merits of classic songwriting, his already prolific work has generated a substantial fan base. Following in the wake of artists like Dylan, Springsteen, Browne, Young and Finn, his guitar, harmonica and piano-driven songs impact on all who hear them and have subsequently earned him much respect from fans and critics alike. A run of sold-out shows and great reviews have him earmarked as one of Scotland’s best kept secrets and destined for great things.
Roddy began exercising his own creative ambitions with a series of home-recorded demos, culminating in the 2004 independent Adorno Records release “Home Tapes”. Highlighting his inventive use of instrumentation, and demonstrating a talent for honest and intimate songwriting, the album was awarded much radio and press attention. In further recognition of his standing as a promising writer and diverse performer, he was personally invited to open for Kris Kristofferson on his UK tour, and followed this with an appearance at the legendary South by Southwest festival.
Soon after he completed a successful boundary-busting five week tour of America, and has recently returned from a short Japanese tour (in support of the Trashcan Sinatras). Having opened for a number of other artists such as Ray LaMontagne, John Prine, Teddy Thompson, Roddy Frame and Kelly Joe Phelps, and strengthening his status at his own solo headline shows, he continues to build on his growing reputation as an exciting and eclectic songwriter and musician