“Niteworks’ sound crosses genres and boundaries, melding Gaelic vocals with electronica and dance music. Add all this to their explosive live shows and you’ve got a band that truly encapsulates what it means to be Scottish: imaginative, versatile, cultural and exciting.” The List
Niteworks are Innes Strachan (Synth / Keys), Allan MacDonald (Pipes), Christopher Nicolson (Bass) and Ruairidh Graham (Drums). Childhood friends from the Isle of Skye, they fuse Gaelic language and traditional music with electronic influences to create a unique and exhilarating sound.
Their first release, the Niteworks : Obair Oidhche EP, came in 2011 and quickly set Celtic dance-floors ablaze with the band going on to win Up and Coming Artist of the Year at the 2012 Scottish Trad Awards.
In November 2015 the band released their highly anticipated debut album, NW. A collaborative affair, the album features vocals from the renowned Kathleen MacInnes, as well as instrumental contributions from Mairearad Green, Fiona Macaskill, Andrew MacPherson & Hamish Napier.
In the live arena the band’s stock is in higher demand than ever. Regularly joined by the singing talents of rising Gaelic star Ellen MacDonald (Daimh) and backed up by the aforementioned musicians, the band’s live show amazes and excites in equal measure. The last year has seen sell-out shows and festival headline slots across Scotland and beyond, as well as a nomination for Live Act of the Year at the 2016 Trad Awards.
“There’s something also of the work of the late Martyn Bennett and expatriate Scot Paul Mounsey in the way they use spoken word and Gaelic song as part of the fabric of the music, which varies from the catchy synth pop of Beul na hoidhche to the atmospheric grandeur of Taobh Abhainn” Sunday Herald