Adam Bulley and Chas Mackenzie


One of the most highly rated duo’s in the country, Adam Bulley & Chas Mackenzie deliver a fiery, energy fuelled array of acoustic music styles. Weaving effortlessly between Bluegrass, Gypsy Jazz, Folk and Pop, they have performed on some of the biggest stages in the UK, alongside some of the worlds greatest musicians.

Originally performing under the name of Wingin’ It, the duo won a coveted “Danny Kyle” Award at Celtic Connections in 2007. Other highlights include performing regularly at the acclaimed Ullapool Guitar Festival, alongside a host of the worlds top guitarists, as well as multiple appearances at Celtic Connections. In 2012 they were commissioned to write 10 minutes of new music to celebrate the life of the renowned piper Gordon Duncan, which was then performed to a sold out Perth Concert Hall.

In 2013 the duo released their debut album “For the Many”. Making full use of the recording studio, as well as some of Scotlands most in-demand session musicians, the project soon took on a life of its own. It has received widespread acclaim from musicians and critics alike.

Most recently the duo were asked to support the legendary guitarist Larry Carlton at Celtic Connections in 2016.

Adam and Chas will be  running the Festival club in the Arch Inn on all 3 nights of the 2017 Festival.

Propelling the acoustic guitars and mandolin to new levels of expression and excitement their live show is at once an informal, life affirming and memorable musical experience.

“You guys play great, the music is intrinsically beautiful and interesting, and the arrangement/orchestration is fantastically done.” Chris Eldridge

“Astonishingly good!” Martin Taylor MBE

“It sounds really good. Very dramatic and visual” Tommy Emmanuel cgp

“A wonderful album. Excellent work fellas” Clive Carroll

““Above all, these guys are entertainers. The technique is masterful, the musical discipline exemplary, but what comes across most strongly is not the dazzling display of flatpicking, but that they are having real fun on stage, and that they can communicate this effortlessly to the audience” Richard Lindsay

“they were a dazzling, jazzy, very funny, breath of fresh air. They left some traditionalist mouths hanging open, but the boys absolutely nailed it.” The Herald

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