Initially, Tiderays went down more of a folk route, starting with Eddie’s solo material. That’s developed to give Tiderays more
of an alt. melodic rock edge with a folk tinge, Tiderays are well on the way to fulfilling their potential. Following last year’s debut album Moving On and single Parallel, they’ve produced another gem with their latest single Hope.

Having already played many festivals over the years, including Butefest 2019 and Solfest 2019, the last big gig for Tiderays was at King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut in Glasgow where Tiderays were the headliners. This concluded their short tour of Scotland that
covered Dumfries (hometown), Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Dundee, Arran and Glasgow.

Since their debut demo in 2017, Tiderays have released two singles. In July 2018 they released ‘The Anchor’, engineered and
produced by Rod Jones (Idlewild) at Post Electric Studios, Leith, Scotland. The Anchor was played extensively across digital
networks and was featured by Jim Gellatly on Amazing Radio.

In October 2018, they released ‘Papillon’. Engineered and produced by Dave Miller (Electric Fields, Big Burns Supper, ONR.) at
Circa 16 Recording Studios in Dumfries. This has been picked up by both digital and FM stations in Scotland and around the UK.
It received Jim Gellatly’s ‘Track of the Day’ on Amazing Radio in November and then was featured on the BBC Introducing
Mixtape by Tom Robinson on BBC Radio 6 Music.

On 16th December 2018, they received the accolade of ‘Artist of the Week’ by Born to be Wide in The Scotsman newspaper in
partnership with The Association of Independent Music.

In the spring of 2019, Tiderays undertook their first ever tour with a four date run in the north of England. Ahead of
them are festival appearances through the summer of 2019 and another tour of Scotland planned for the winter of

Tiderays have been using 2020’s to work on new material, first of which was released as the single Hope in January 2021, and after a short hiatus the band are back as a 6 piece producing new music. The band did a sensational “come back” show supporting The LaFontaines at The Venue Dumfries in December. We are delighted to see the old and new material from These amazing young people.

Papillon by Tiderays.
‘…..Great playing, songwriting and production. Plus an outstanding vocal performance from front man Eddie Oakes…’ Tom Robinson, BBC Introducing Mixtape on BBC Radio 6 Music 19/11/18.
Track of the day, Jim Gellatly. Amazing Radio 12/11/18.
Association of Independent Music ‘Artist of the Week’ in The Scotsman by Born to Be Wild. 16/12/18

‘Audibly a force to be reckoned with…’ RaveChild 2017

Notable reviews

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