“Packs as much unself-conscious charm as Gilbert O’Sullivan or Andrew Gold on top form” **** – Mojo
“Not a moment is wasted – Aaron Wright is going to stand out” Q Magazine
“Musically stands out from the pack…immediately impressive” The Line Of Best Fit
Aaron Wright – Flying A Machine
The second album from Aaron Wright – produced by Francis Mcdonald [Teenage Fan Club]
Listen to a couple of album tracks below
Flying a Machine is the second studio album from Edinburgh singer/songwriter Aaron Wright. Much of the album has been produced by Francis MacDonald (Teenage Fan Club), this is the second time that the pair have work together as Francis was the producer on his critically acclaimed debut album
Aaron Wright sings and writes songs, but he is no run-of-the-mill singer-songwriter. There is an adroitness here, a pop lightness of touch, that elevates him beyond the usual folk troubadour fare. He was born to a Canadian mother and Scottish father, and developed an early love for quintessentially American folk (Neil Young) and classic British pop (John Lennon’s Beatles demos). Aaron moved from Canada to Edinburgh as a child, pausing only to run away to London, aged 15, to see a Simon and Garfunkel concert. He later dropped out of university, intent on throwing himself into music, and seemingly unable to function without it (he still doesn’t have a bank account, for instance).
The album features Will Harris (My Little Brother) on piano and backing vocals, Chris Agnew (Rezillos) on bass, Francis MacDonald on drums. Also Dave McGowan (Belle and Sebastian) guitar on Igloo on Fire, Miles of Clear, Sundial and Rob a bank.
Since the release of his debut album in 2011 Aaron was asked by Paul Heaton to be part of his opera The 8th, which toured the UK in 2012. In 2014 he was invited to perform at Canadian Music Week, which was a highlight as it was the first time he returned to his birthplace since he was one. He is currently based in Edinburgh where he performs regularly.