Regular followers of this blog will know I’ve been involved in photographing performers each month for “The Mill Sessions” – a mostly acoustic venue at The Mill on the Fleet, in Gatehouse – a town about 15 miles from here (see Mill Sessions Posts).
Last week's headline performers were Qiku (pronounced kee-koo). Usually based in London, these sisters are in fact half Scottish and half Japanese. They were warm, friendly and a delight to photograph.
The rain was threatening, but fortunately held off just long enough for me to get the shots.
As usual, feel free to click on any of the photos for larger version
They were previously part of a 5 piece band, but are now performing as just the 2 of them, which means there's virtually nothing online about them yet.
So I recorded a couple of their tracks using the video function on my camera. Almost all of their songs are in English, although the 2nd video here has the one song they sang in Japanese.
When they make it big, you can say you saw them here first.
For more about Qiku, visit their website here:
or find them on Facebook here: