The Wakes are a Folk’n’Roll band from Glasgow, Scotland. Their ambition is to make music with a social conscience. Music that matters. Their songs are 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 have helped the band to generate live shows which are energetic, euphoric, and often unforgettable.
The musical style of The Wakes is influenced by those who have gone before. There are influences of Guthrie, Springsteen and Dylan dripping from every sonnet. From traditional folk groups like The Dubliners and The Corries to contemporary bands such as The Clash and The Pogues comes the Folk’n’Roll sound. The Wakes’ lyrics are honest, evocative and compassionate.

In the six years together, The Wakes have toured Scotland, England and Ireland and have built a hardcore following in France and Germany.

The Red And The Green will be re-released through Drakkar Records and comes with a complete new artwork, booklet with lyrics and an exclusive bonus track: “Pirates Of The League” – a song about German football club FC St. Pauli.

The Wakes - The Red And The Green