Graham starting writing and performing for the independence movement back in 2011 with such songs as “I Can Hear The Nation” and “Shine A Light On Me” Graham and the band have played almost all the Independence rallies and gigs over the years and including headlining some bigger festivals and corporate events for the first minister of Scotland on a few occasions.
The Ronains formed in Nov 2015 under the guidance of Gordy Goudie, guitarist and producer for Simple Minds and Echo & The Bunnymen. Since then they have played sold out shows from the O2 ABC, Glasgow to The Cavern Club, Liverpool, and have graced the stage of the Glasgow Barrowlands as well as King Tuts Wah Wah Hut.
In 2016 Billy Sloan of BBC Radio Scotland chose their single ‘Anonymous’ as one of his singles of the year and since then they have played alongside bands such as Razorlight, Dodgy and Amy MacDonald at Party at The Palace and have been both The Scottish Sun and The Daily Record’s ones to watch out for.
Having recently returned from a successful tour of America’s East Coast, playing in Baltimore, New York City, Virginia and performing to a sell-out crowd at The Fire, Philadelphia, 2018 is already promising to be a big year for the band with a huge Barrowlands show and some incredible festival slots supporting the likes of Gerry Cinnamon, Jake Bugg and The Coral.
Kevin Gore is a Scottish Singer/Songwriter. Much of his songwriting is influenced by his personal belief in equality, social justice, socialism and Scottish independence. His songs have gained accolades from Author – Irvine Welsh, The Former First Minister of Scotland – Lord Jack McConnell, and Socialist / Champion of Social Justice – Tommy Sheridan.
“A radical alternative to mainstream folk music. If there was any justice in the world of music, Kevin would be a household name; gifted with the most formidable voice and a solid, earthy guitar style, it’s no exaggeration to suggest that he’s probably one of Scotland’s greatest living protest singers, and his songs will stay in your heart long after the performance is finished” – Leith Folk Club
Cllr Ashley Graczyk is a former Conservative Councillor, now an Independent Councillor. She’s passionate about equality, social justice and disability rights. She was the first profoundly deaf elected member at the City of Edinburgh Council.
Michelle Thomson is a Scottish business person and former politician. She is the co-founder of Momentous Change Ltd, a consultancy she set up with Professor Roger Mullin in 2017 to help organisations manage change. In 2018, Momentous Change published its first report, Brexit and Scottish Business. In May 2018, Thomson was appointed to the Advisory Team of the African Entrepreneurial Network Ltd.
Tommy Sheridan is a Scottish politician who was co-convenor of Solidarity, along with Rosemary Byrne until June 2016. He’s an avid supporter of Independence for Scotland and will be speaking on behalf of Hope over Fear
Pamela has been a supporter of Indy since 1973 and of the SNP since 1976. She has addressed over 1,400 delegates at National Conference in Perth in 2012, 2013 & 2014 on Welfare issues, ATOS, Pensions, Disabled Rights and Higher Education.
She’s a regular attendee and contributor on BBC Radio Scotland’s Big Debate since 2011 and other Local Radio Broadcasts. She was also published twice in the Scotsman in 2010 & 2011 and interviewed by Black Triangle. She has attended/participated in several Leaders Debates from 2012 onwards, questioning and challenging the leaders. In 2014, she was invited to speak at a YES Meeting in Alloa as part of a panel of speakers which included MSP’s, Journalists and other political guests where she addressed 300 residents, including answering questions from the audience.
She Addressed 3,000 Delegates at SNP Conference in 2017 on Disability and Equality and was a candidate for the 2017 Council Elections. As well as party politics she is actively engaged in Inclusion Scotland Policy making and workshops. She held the posts of Women’s Officer, Equalities Officer and Political Education Officer for the SNP. She was actively involved with NUS Scotland and served on the Women’s Committee between 2008 and 2011. She was also active with Edinburgh Women for Independence during 2013 & 2014.
Member of Parliament for Dunfermline and West Fife
Douglas Chapman MP is a Scottish National Party Politician. He is a Member of Parliament for Dunfermline and West Fife having been elected in the 2015 general election. He is the SNP’s Defence Procurement spokesperson.
Pat Lee, a life-long Scottish Independence Activist is the National Co-Convenor of Solidarity: Scotland’s Socialist Movement he is also former Chair of Hope Over Fear, former Co-Organiser of The People’s Voice and of the Biased BBC Protests.