Biography

Edinburgh's Make Me Feed Good Rock N Roll Band.

The Holy Ghosts

The Holy Ghosts formed in January 2012 to spread the good word of the rock n roll gospel. They are a five-piece band from Edinburgh playing Rock n' Roll/Country with a dash of the Blues. 

They draw inspiration from the R’n’B, Country Rock and Americana bands of the 60s and 70s and apply a unique twist of Scottish young manhood. 

Performing live remains the groups forte with the use of razor sharp guitars, wailing harmonica, honky tonk piano, spine tingling three part harmonies and charismatic stage presence make them an exciting live performance.

The Edinburgh five piece have been making an impact on the Scottish music scene with festival slots up and down the country. They have also played to a sold out crowd in the HMV Picture House, shared the stage with The Proclaimers at Heb Celt Festival and supported Alabama 3 at Glasgow's 02 Academy. This has been topped off by supporting Status Quo in front of a sold out crowd of 5,500 thousand people in May 2014.

The band released their first EP 'Devil On Your Side EP' in March 2012 with Scottish producer Garry Boyle (Broken Records, The Banana Sessions and Stanley Odd) and Owen Morris (Oasis, The View), they went on to released their second EP - Voodoo Shakedown in March 2013. Both EP's have been aired across the UK on the BBC, and have recently been played on various radio shows in the United States. This period for the band was completed with the release of their debut album, Ride Them Down, in May 2014. They celebrated the release with two sold out shows at Edinburgh’s Electric Circus and Glasgow’s Nice N’ Sleazy venues.

They picked up 'Best Newcomer' at the Scottish Alternative Music Awards 2013 and have also performed live on BBC ALBA for their RAPAL TV show, as well as a live session for Janice Forsyth’s Culture Studio on BBC Radio Scotland.

2014 finished with support slots with Big Country at Perth Concert Hall and Alabama 3 at The ABC in Glasgow, then a trip to the studio to release their first vinyl release, recorded with Robin Wynn Evans (Manic Street Preachers) which was released in March 2015. After successfully completing their first French tour the band have been up and down the UK playing sold out shows, recently being joined by the Libertines at the Blues Kitchen in Camden, London.

In August 2015, they announced their signing to San Diego based record label 'RANDM Records'. Later this year The Holy Ghosts will start work on their second album and look forward to working in the US and Canada.

What They Say...

"A swinging honky-tonk romp"

The Scotsman

"The Holy Ghosts are the best live band on the Scottish music scene by far."

Owen Morris

"The album is well produced, got that confident bluesy swagger down to a tee, really enjoying the vocals too."

Ally McCrae

Members

Jack Sandison

Jack Sandison

Rhythm Guitar / Vocals

Jon Mackenzie

Jon Mackenzie

Lead Guitar / Vocals

Andy Barbour

Andy Barbour

Harmonica / Keys

Angus Ross

Angus Ross

Drums

Billy Kay

Billy Kay

Bass