Thursday 10 March 2016


SINGER Songwriter Carol Laula claims she was inspired to write a song about late Big Country star Stuart Adamson on her new album. 
Paisley born Carol, whose new EP The Bones Of It , her eighth to date, has been released on Vertical records, relived her happy memories of touring with the Scots star as well as the tragedy that befell him in her new song Leave A Light On. 
Skids guitarist Stuart who was also the lead singer of  '80s rockers Big Country was found dead in a Honolulu hotel room in December 2001 after apparently descending into an alcohol-fuelled spiral of personal tragedy.
Carol said of the track: "Leave A Light On was written primarily about Stuart Adamson and it's about the dichotomy of having a straight forward life mixed with problems with addiction and other difficulties. I knew Stuart pretty well and had the privilege of  touring round the UK and Ireland with Big Country. I wrote a song with Stuart too for my fourth or fifth album and when I did that he was sober and straight. He was such a sweet guy who would travel through the night to a gig and get there at 6am in the mini bus and still take time to speak with fans."
 Carol  whose style has been described as something inbetween Joni Mitchell and Joan Armatrading, has also drawn on her experience working with prisoners and social workers in the Criminal Justice System for her new offering.
She's looking forward to some forthcoming tour dates in between working for the Scottish Book Trust on children's projects as an early years music and story specialist.  

Tour Dates: 

12 March 2016 at The Green Hotel, Kinross 

16 May 2015 (with local opener) at Heart of Hawick, Tower Mill Cafe Bar, Hawick 

27 May 2016: Tolbooth, Stirling 

16 July 2016 at Northern Pride Festival, Gateshead

23 July 2016 at Easdale Island Hall, Easdale Island 

18 June 2016 at Woodend Bowling and Tennis Club, Glasgow 

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