"Smooth, controlled and yet passionate voice; personal, touching lyrics; and swoonsome, jazz-inflected melodies in abundance!"
Vic Galloway, BBC Radio Scotland
"...the reaction to it was huge. Her voice, that instrumentation, those melodies!"
Lauren Laverne BBC 6
Echoes of great artists such as Joni Mitchell, Kate Bush and Nina Simone can be heard in Siobhan’s songs. Siobhan says of her own distinct style ‘I use my voice differently to many other artists, I’m not that interested in fashion and aim for something more timeless.’
Siobhan spent several years studying Classical music and composition in Edinburgh then Paris, where she immersed herself in jazz and “chanson française”, listening to the music of Ella Fitzgerald and Jacques Brel. Fascinated by the complexities and organisation of sound Siobhan believes her training helps her to develop songs with unlimited possibilities of arrangement.
Siobhan has been making waves on the indie-folk scene for a couple of years having played to packed venues such as Edinburgh’s Queens Hall and Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall, played several major festivals (Cambridge Folk Festival, Wickerman, Belladrum, Celtic Connections), and supported the likes of Ben E King, Justin Currie, Eddie Reader, Sophie Ellis Bextor, and Idlewild.
Siobhan has built up a strong fan base, her song ‘All Dressed Up’ was downloaded more than 50k times on the Pop Cop website. Her music has already taken her to Europe and America, and been featured in a French television advert for the Charity Secours Catholique. Her BBC Radio Scotland sessions have been impressive and gained her high praise.
Siobhan will be joined for her Amber Afternoon Concert in the Garden Marquee, Dunkeld House on November 3rd by two other wonderful musicians ... Esther Swift (harp) and Catriona Price (violin)...photographed below.