About Elaine

'Little Bird Little Sailor, Time to See of What You Are Made...'

'Elaine has mastered the knack of creating original beautifully crafted songs, branded with her own unique sound, while evoking the distinct sensation you have been listening to her music all of your life!' FINDLAY NAPIER

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Award-winning Singer Songwriter, Creator of The Homebird Sessions & TEDx Speaker

'I'm passionate about music and see it as my key connection with others, a way to comfort, motivate and inspire people to work hard and follow their dreams in the same way I have, irrespective of circumstance, age, gender or other potential limiting belief.'

In 2018, aged 43, Lennon performed her original songs for the first time at Celtic Connections winning her a coveted DANNY KYLE award. Named Nashville Songwriter's ONE TO WATCH she won CREATIVE SCOTLAND support for her Debut Album (Produced by Findlay Napier, Engineered by Paul and Jamie Savage). Released to high acclaim at CELTIC CONNECTIONS 2020, the album was awarded CELTIC MUSIC RADIO's first ever 'ALBUM OF THE YEAR' Award.

Featured regularly on BBC RADIO her music has won her comparisons to Lori McKenna, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Annie Lennox, Carole King, Nina Simone and Adele.

This Cumbernauld mum has created her own musical tapestry, linking her unique blend of old and new with her distinctive vocal and style.

Supported by a raft of talent including Boo Hewerdine, Karine Polwart, Siobhan Miller, Yvonne Lyon, Findlay Napier, Chris While and Euan Burton, Lennon's 2020 charity single UNCHARTED WATERS raised funds for the Paediatric Ward at University Hospital Wishaw where her son was treated in 2019 to remove a benign tumour.

With BLABBER ’N SMOKE naming her ”One of the most in demand performers on the Glasgow music scene”, her live performances have been dubbed by many as ‘not to be missed’. She has performed at UK FESTIVALS, Nashville's BLUEBIRD CAFE, & opened for artists ranging from Rab Noakes to Eric Paslay, performing headline shows with Grammy Winning Singer-Songwriter Michael Logen.

 

Dubbed 'A must see for music fans and writers everywhere' by THE HERALD, her commitment & work to support and nurture the songwriting community through her live show THE HOMEBIRD SESSIONS lead to a 2021 UK AMA (Americana Music Association) 'HERO' Award nomination.

Lennon used the lyrics of her song 'LITTLE BIRD LITTLE SAILOR' to shape her motivational 2019 TEDx Talk, sharing her own life journey to inspire others to take action and follow their dreams . She returned to the TEDx stage in 2021 with a Special Show 'THE HOMEBIRD SESSIONS AT TEDx' with guests Yvonne Lyon & Adriana Spina.

 

Lennon demonstrates a real talent to write in a way that flows through genres and effortlessly across timelines, her music connecting with people in ways few other things in this world can.

Lennon is Touring this year throughout Scotland with a mix of Headline Shows and The Homebird Sessions. She is writing, with mentorship from Ben Glover, Emily Barker, Findlay Napier and Boo Hewerdine, for a 2022 solo release with Hewerdine in the Producer's chair.

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