Glasgow based singer-songwriter and producer Becci Wallace is firmly placed at the heart of Scotland's songwriting community. The first thing you will notice is her tireless energy, versatility and zest for lyrics and melody. As a solo artist her first album Fragmentality was released in 2015, gaining plaudits across the country and securing multiple national and local radio plays. Her current project Present Tense was released in November 2020 to critical acclaim, featured as BBC Roddy Hart’s ‘Record of Note’ and across national radio in Scotland and local radio across the UK and Europe. Becci is an activist for womxn in the music industry and her most recent release outlines the struggles both personally and as part of the wider industry in Scotland for parents trying to remain relevant. Becci is known for her unique vocals, tight harmonies and thought provoking lyrics. She has been broadly featured on STV Glasgow, BBC Radio Scotland, Celtic Connections and features in various stages in Festivals across the UK, including Wicker Man, Electric Fields, Kelburn, Doune The Rabbit Hole, Lindesfarne and Audio Soup to name a few. Becci writes across genres, co-writing on the Pearlfishers latest album Love and Other Hopeless Things, Catherine Rudie's The Mobius Kiss and Loki's Government Issue Music Protest. She has co written and worked alongside David Scott, Jo Mango, Jo Bennet, Findlay Napier, David Sinclair, Andy White, Rosie Bans, Little Rach and Catherine Rudie as well as at the Harris Institute in Toronto and Columbia University in Chicago. A known mentor and supporter of young artists throughout Scotland, Becci is the Co-Creator of SongSeeds Songwriting Retreats which provide inclusive, affordable retreats for songwriters, providing a safe space for creative development. Becci is also the creator of That's What She Said - a series of podcasts featuring panels and performances from women in the music industry. Becci has an MA in songwriting and is a PHD Student researching hip-hop education. She lectures on BA Commercial Music and MA Music at the University of the West of Scotland.
Glasgow based singer/songwriter (originally from Paisley). With his, “folk tinged pop songs” John has played some of Glasgow’s greatest venues such as the Barrowland Ballroom (four times), King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, O2 Academy, O2 ABC, Royal Concert Hall and Saint Luke's & The Winged Ox as well as many more venues around Scotland and festivals in Scotland and England. Through the years he has racked up some highly acclaimed support slots with Paul Weller, Ocean Colour Scene, Chris Helme (The Seahorses), Steve Pilgrim (Paul Weller’s drummer) and Johnny Lloyd (Tribes). John took a selection of songs across the pond to New York City in late September 2018 where he showcased his new music in a quick mini NYC tour consisting of four gigs in five nights including a secret rooftop Sofar Sounds show. This new music would go on to become his debut album Beneath The Apple Tree which was released in November 2019 with a sell-out album launch gig in Room 2, Glasgow after John had joined the 23 Music Management family. The pandemic was obviously a difficult time for music but John played two of the pioneering Immersive TV gigs in Room 2 in early 2021 which were broadcast to an international audience and continued to play many online gigs to keep his fans entertained on lockdown. As 2021 lockdown one restrictions eased, John was able to travel around the country again, playing at one of the UK's first outdoor festivals to restart at Capers In Cannich in the Highlands, Upside Doune (The Rabbit Hole) on Cardross Estate in Stirlingshire, Lindisfarne Festival in the North-East of England, the Craft Beer & Food Truck Festival in Rouken Glen Park in Glasgow and sandwiched in between these was his headline and sell-out gig in Saint Luke's & The Winged Ox. John returned to the Barrowland Ballroom in November 2021 to support Hipsway for the Glasgow CeilidhFest where he announced the release of his newest single ‘The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far From The Tree’. The single subsequently peaked at Number 2 on the iTunes UK Singer/Songwriter Chart. John then received the nod from The Modfather himself and living Legend, Paul Weller, to support him on the Scottish leg of his sold out tour where he played to a packed Barrowland Ballroom and Music Hall Aberdeen in successive nights to fulfil a lifetime’s dream of supporting a true musical hero. This was then remarkably followed by being asked to support more of his musical heroes, Ocean Colour Scene, again in the Barrowland Ballroom at the iconic venue's last gig before restrictions were imposed again. John had an amazing early xmas present when he was presented with two Awards at the inaugural Paisley Music Awards in The Bungalow; Best Solo Artist and Artist Who Has Risen Above Adversity of Covid-19. John has another busy year of gigs and festivals lined up for 2022 in Scotland and England with his second album due to be released in the Summer.
Born in the historic textile town of Paisley, the singer-songwriter has been building her legacy from a young age, soaking up inspiration from the people and places around her and channelling her experiences into beautifully crafted songs that soar and yearn with love, warmth and curiosity. Having already made an indelible impact on the Scottish music scene as one of half electro-pop duo DRIFT, the singer is ushering in an auspicious new chapter of her musical story with the announcement of new solo material. Bringing her own unique individual talents to the forefront once and for all, the new project presents her in an entirely different light – pairing her deep, soulful vocals with striking arrangements that balance the rich storytelling tradition of artists like Julia Jacklin, Regina Spektor and Kate Bush with modern Americana hues. Never one to take herself too seriously, there’s a generosity to her songwriting; a gorgeous simplicity and inherent modesty that exudes a universal relatability. They’re songs that aim straight for the heart and don’t miss. Having spent the last year holed away in her home studio, Linzi Clark is all set to emerge with her most personal project to date. That she has emerged from lockdown more creatively inspired than ever, is testament to her unwavering commitment and infectious imagination.
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Republic of Soul, an eight piece Soul band from Glasgow, will set The Bungalow Paisley ablaze with their fabulous repertoire of floorfillers on 11th June!
Fèis Phàislig's new weekly Fèis Bheag sessions will give 5 to 7 year olds an introduction to the Fèis and traditional music!
Don't miss Through The Decades, an uplifting show dedicated to the music of Buddy Holly and Roy Orbison, at The Albany Greenock on Friday 27th May!