Terry McDermott returns for local gig

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HECTIC YEAR: Terry McDermott will call time on a non-stop 2013 with ahomecoming show at the Lemon Tree.


PITMEDDEN’S Terry McDermott will call time on a non-stop 2013 with a homecoming show at the Lemon Tree on Sunday, and Ellons New year celbrations on Hogmanay.

In December last year the singer-songwriter finished runner-up in the American smash-hit show The Voice. Although beaten by Cassadee Pope in the final, Terry became a household name across the Atlantic.  Since that final, watched by more than 20 million, Terry has packed in sell out shows world-wide and single releases.

The 36-year-old is excited about unveiling his new release to Aberdeen fans.“It’s a five-song EP with a culmination of material that was written with the band,” said Terry, who was also previously in Lotus Crush.

Single release Pictures rocketed to number one on the iTunes Rock Singles chart within 24 hours. At the time of the Voice live final, the Pitmedden singer had seven songs in the iTunes rock top 10. He said: “There’s something very truthful about playing shows and having fans fly in from all over the country to see you. It’s very rewarding.”

Terry has not forgotten his roots and earlier this year released EP Palmetto Heights on Aberdeen’s indie label Fat Hippy. Last month he took Aberdeen songwriters Amy Sawers and Craig John Davidson across to play in front of an audience of music industry scouts at Molly Malones in Los Angeles.

“The hard work and dedication of labels like Fat Hippy often go unnoticed.”The singer made an emotional homecoming earlier this summer for his first Aberdeen show in five years.

The Lemon Tree was the venue of so many triumphant gigs with Driveblind when their star was in the ascendence and record companies were fighting for their signature. This time Terry will return with band The Bonfires .

“It doesn’t seem that long ago that I was playing The Lemon Tree with Driveblind, I had some fantastic nights there.” he said.


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