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Song of Return take bite out of Big Apple with New York shows
After their triumphant performance in Glasgow at The Garage's G2 venue in October 2011, Song of Return were crowned winners of 2011's Big Apple Award competition.
Dates have now been confirmed, and Song of Return are being flown to New York to play two unique gigs at Joe's Pub on Wednesday 11th April and at the Mercury Lounge on Saturday 14th April. As part of the competition prize, the band will be performing for Ian Ralfini, president of Blue Note and Manhattan Records.
The Glasgow group’s vocalist/guitarist Craig Grant said: "We are stoked to be going to NYC. I'm really excited to play at Joe's Pub which has hosted many huge acts.
“New York in general has a great musical heritage of course, but I feel also like it has a similar outlook, similar sense of humour to Glasgow."
The Big Apple Award was a new initiative launched in 2011 by Creative Scotland, in partnership with Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy in Scotland and The American-Scottish Foundation.