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‘Lorna Brooks has the kind of voice you’d want to spend the rest of your life with’ Record Mirror
Now with three strong albums under her belt Lorna is being claimed as one of Scotland’s select few outstanding singer songwriters, and is living up to the hype.
Born in Glasgow and raised in a family steeped in musical genres ( her mother was a pianist and music teacher- her father had a formidable jazz record collection – her sister a pianist/musical director ) Lorna’s love of music led her to piano, guitar and trumpet lessons and laterally in her 20’s to finding her unique voice.
Nowadays it is a rare thing indeed to find a voice that has character and is unmistakeable as the artist- Lorna is such a rarity. Her records have been described as ‘songs of beauty, distinction and subtlety shot through with fragility and delicacy’ Musician Magazine
But it’s the bluesy grit and determination in her songs that have attracted some truly legendary artists to work with her like Loudon Wainwright III, Janis Ian, Martin Stephenson, James Grant, BertJansch, John Martyn, Jimmy Somerville , Eric Bibb and Eleanor McEvoy to name but a few .
Lorna has also gained invaluable stage experience working as a Musical Director as well as appearing as an actor/musician and Vocal Coach in various productions including, Wildcat’s ‘The Complete History of Rock and Roll’, ‘Sunshine on Leith’ and ‘Sweeney Todd’.
She was also Vocal Coach on National Theatre of Scotland’s acclaimed production of ‘Glasgow Girls’ .
She is currently the Vocal Coach at the City of Edinburgh Music School which has produced several finalists in recent series of ‘The Voice’
She is no slouch when it comes to touring either…. She has toured Europe and the UK extensively, often with a full band and more recently acoustically stripped back ( arguably the best way to hear and enjoy her performance) with simply guitar and voice. She is about to embark on some dates with a more residential feel, as ‘Lorna PLUS’ during which she will highlight some new material and some old favourites with guest appearances.
KIM EDGAR BIOG
A warm and engaging live performer, Edinburgh based pianist and singer/songwriter Kim Edgar has recently released her third solo album, Stories Untold, following the success of her 2008 debut, butterflies and broken glass, and her critically acclaimed 2012 album, The Ornate Lie.
A member of pan-European folk band, Cara, Kim tours extensively within Europe, and as part of the genre-hopping collective The Burns Unit, has performed at Cambridge Folk Festival, on Later...With Jools Holland, and for HRH The Queen, with bandmate Karine Polwart.
Kim’s intensity and intimacy in performance have attracted five star reviews. Described as Scotland’s “very own Tori Amos” (Sunday Herald), Kim combines narratives of courageous honesty with darkly delicious melodies (Spiral Earth), crafting songs which are "strangely uplifting, despite the well-phrased, sombre lyrics" and "a comfort blanket for the disillusioned soul" (The BIG Issue).
For more information, visit www.kimedgar.com