Black Cart is an unsigned 5-piece rock band whose music adds a contemporary edge to songs with their roots in one of the golden eras of rock.
Originally formed in the 1970s in the West of Scotland-from where most of the band all come-the band’s name references the river that flows through their home town. A wealth of experience in songwriting and performance is clear for any listener to appreciate. The band’s driven yet harmonic style is a theme of their material, all of which is original.
The members of Black Cart played as Ichthus and Front Page News in the 1970s and ‘80s and having gone their separate ways reformed in 2017-each bringing new experiences to the mix. Their reunion live performance at The Songwriting Academy in Farringdon, London was very well received! The band has had several radio plays on the UK’s prestigious “BBC Introducing” shows as well as being a popular contributor to dozens of local radio stations across the globe.
Having now released 10 singles, the band’s debut album, Coming Home, was released in late 2020. It is a work that could be argued to have been 40 years in the making, containing a mix of brand new songs and rearrangements of some of our very earliest material. Whether you like soaring guitars, lush keyboards, beautiful harmonies or just a great melody, there’s something for you.
Key musical influences include Queen, Deep Purple, Pink Floyd, Thin Lizzy, King Crimson and Wishbone Ash.