Everybody likes to make a comparison about artistes and Ralph’s old man is no exception. He heard Wullae Wright’s ‘Halo Effect’ playing on my laptop and next thing he was wiping the dust of his collection of vinyl, dug out Led Zeppelin I and stuck it under my nose muttering…..”Babe I’m Gonna Leave You”. Chance would be a fine thing some would say, however I had a listen and low and behold Wullae Wright is capturing the same raw intensity of vocals that an early Robert Plant did. Not only that his almost psychadelic guitar on the track also has the same haunting tones found on early Zep tracks. An old rock soul in a young body.
I had a wee word with the enigmatic but extremely well mannered Wullae regarding how he was getting his music more widely heard and he had this to say…..”Over the last few months I’ve had songs played on Harrow Community Radio, Radioactive Scotland, The Wall Rock Radio, Unsigned Music Show, and on Jim Gellatly’s Amazing Radio Show, where he described my song ‘Red Bridge’ as having “…shades of acoustic Radiohead“.
I asked Wullae if his work had been finding favour in the media…..”I’ve had my music and profile featured in Niji Magazine, on Freaky Pug PR/Records online newspaper and had my music reviewed by Intamission Music. My song ‘UFO’ has been selected to be part of two compilation albums including ‘1st Renaissance’ by Red Dragon Records and ‘Revolution’ by BritRockArmy both due for release in 2013. Currently my track ‘UFO’ is Intamission Music Song of the Week.
So things have been going pretty much to plan…..”2012 has been a very surprising year for me. I began this year not knowing what direction to go in, or what sound I wanted to create. I even considered whether to stop writing and recording music altogether. The support of other people has definitely been a massive contributing factor in me creating ‘The Orange Line’ and continuing to pursue my music. Friends, musicians and those dedicated to getting independent music out there – the promoters, radio DJs, PR agents, etc, have all helped.
2013 looks like it’s going to be his year. No gigs on the horizon, however watch this space. In the meantime have a listen to ‘A Stage With Your Own Fears’ and chill.