Niteworks are Innes Strachan (Synth / Keys), Allan MacDonald (Pipes), Christopher Nicolson (Bass) and Ruairidh Graham (Drums). Friends from school on the Isle of Skye, they fuse Gaelic language and traditional music with electronic influences to create a unique and exhilarating sound.
Their first release, the Niteworks : Obair Oidhche EP, came in 2011 and quickly set Celtic dancefloors ablaze with the band going on to win ‘Up and Coming Artist of the Year’ at the 2012 Scottish Trad Awards. In November 2015 the band released their highly anticipated debut album, NW.
The band wrapped up a landmark year by returning to the Scottish Trad Awards, this time to open the show at Dundee’s Caird Hall with a performance of the song Maraiche, off the album.
In the live arena the band’s stock is in higher demand than ever. Regularly joined by the singing talents of rising Gaelic star Ellen MacDonald (also of Daimh) and backed up by the aforementioned musicians, the band’s live show amazes and excites in equal measure. The last year alone has seen sold-out shows in Glasgow & Skye for both their album launch parties and Celtic Connections, while stage-closing performances at Hebridean Celtic Festival and Belladrum left packed crowds pulsating into the night.