On first impressions, Pictish Trail is a self-deprecating hairy hobo whose on-stage banter could give many comedians a run for their money. But once he begins to sing, Johnny Lynch’s extraordinary vocals reveal hidden depths that can subdue the most rowdy of audiences into silence. His distinctive voice has been accompanied by everything from acoustic guitar to a full-on four piece metal band to throbbing dance beats and samples, and often during the course of the same gig. Not one to rest on his laurels, Lynch is also busy running his own musical empire from the remote island of Eigg. Following ten successful years running Fife’s Fence Records, last year he founded Scotland’s most exciting new label, Lost Map Records.

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