The Wakes are a folk’n’roll band from Glasgow, Scotland. A city formerly known as the “Workshop of the Empire.” A city of the working class and its heroes, of ups and downs, and where thousands of hungry Irish came looking for a better future.
These are the surroundings where the band comes from. Inspired by the stories of their city, culture and love of music, The Wakes formed in 2007 with the ambition to make music with a social conscience. Music that matters. Their songs, born from political and social struggle, of protest and of heartache and of the joys of life. Their fusion of traditional instrumentation, with a contemporary sound ensure that live shows are a sight to be seen, energetic, euphoric, and often unforgettable.
This is our city, these are our colours . . .