It’s all happening for actor and musician Tom Urie, best known for his role as BBC Scotland drama River City’s resident musician ‘Big Bob’.
His long awaited self titled debut album Tom Urie was released on Monday 17 October and from the album there is a superb single version of country classic “Good Year For The Roses” with renowned Scottish vocalist Eddi Reader.
Tom came into the Celtic Music Radio studio for a chat about his new album and music during Homeward Bound on Tuesday 18 October.
If you missed the interview then go to our Listen Again page to hear Tom talk about his music, acting and his plans for the future.
Tom’s self titled album is a blend of self-penned songs and his favourite covers, several of which he has already performed on the hugely popular BBC Scotland television soap drama.
In addition to Tom’s duet with Eddi Reader, the album contains a number of unique collaborations on several tracks including a duet with Pop Idol Winner Michelle McManus plus guest lead guitar from Scottish rugby legend John Beattie.
The release is on Scottish indie label, Edinburgh based The Music Kitchen who have scored andworked on two Scottish chart toppers the last few years and are hoping to make it a hat trick.
Label boss Gordon Campbell says : “Given Tom’s amazing musical ability combined with his high profile made it a no brainer when deciding to sign him. We are excited to be working with Tom and feel he has huge potential both here and overseas.”
In addition to releasing his long awaited debut album on Monday 17 October, Tom will be appearing as the special guest of legendary singer “Shakin’ Stevens” on the only Scottish date of a massive 30th UK and European tour at Glasgow’s ABC o2 on 29 November 2011.
Homeward Bound, Tuesday 18 October 4.00-6.00pm. Listen Again