Initially, the Dumfries based Tiderays went down more of a Celtic/ folk route (which started out with singer-guitarist Eddie Oakes’ solo material) but their sound has developed and widened to give the band more of a rock edge with a decidedly Indie/ Alt Celtic vibe and very Scottish vocals.
In short melodic alt-rock with a heavy folk tinge, as heard to great effect on their debut album ‘Moving On,’ which was released in January 2020.
After gaining press and attention as a BBC Introducing artist, and following last year's singles, ‘The Anchor’ and ‘Papillon,’ the band heralded the sonic shape of things to come with the rhythmic, Indie-Celtic beats and brash guitar chords of ‘Parallel.’
All three songs feature on ‘Moving On,’ a collection of tracks that, from the pensive Indie strains of the aforementioned ‘The Anchor’ to closing alt-folk ‘n’ fiddle number ‘Summer Girls,’ present a very individualistic band that, musically and vocally, could only come from Scotland.
Having played Butefest and Solfest in 2019 as well as a number of notable or showcase gigs including King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut in Glasgow, Tiderays will be bringing their Celtic flavoured alt-rock to the Isle of Arran for the Rock N Blues Festival in 2020.
Eddie Oakes - Vocals, Guitar
Trevor Newport - Drums
Isla Gracie - Fiddle n Things
Jane Eastham-Buckley – Guitar and keyboard
Grant McCrone – Vocals and bass