ELAINE LENNON BIO
Singer-songwriter, TEDx Speaker and Creator & Host of The Homebird Sessions, Lennon won Creative Scotland support for her Debut Album, released at Celtic Connections 2020 and later awarded Celtic Music Radio 'Album of the Year'.
Since starting her musical career in 2018 she has added a Nashville Songwriter’s ‘One to Watch’ and ‘Danny Kyle’ Award to her CV, has hosted & performed at major UK Festivals, Nashville's Bluebird Cafe & has opened for artists including Scottish Folk icon Rab Noakes & international artists including Eric Paslay.
Featured on BBC Radio, TED.com, Mummy Jojo Uncut, Songwriters & Composers Magazine Scotland & Celtic Connections, 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, Elaine’s 2020 charity single 'UNCHARTED WATERS' raised funds for the paediatric Ward at University Hospital Wishaw where her son was treated to remove a benign tumour.
Her on-line lockdown show The Homebird Sessions is now a live touring show in which Lennon is in concert and conversation with some of the finest UK & International songwriters, her first live guests being Yvonne Lyon and Boo Hewerdine. In addition to an audience Q&A section, the Show also provides a Showcase Artist slot to welcome aspiring writers to the live stage.
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’.
Elaine is currently writing, with funding from Help Musicians UK, with a view to releasing more music in 2022 with producer Boo Hewerdine.
Praise for Lennon's Music:
“Sublime” THE HERALD
"Engaging and enthralling" FOLKING.COM
"Gifted with a delicately beautiful voice, her sound embraces light soul, jazz and radio- friendly pop" LONESOME HIGHWAY
"Assured - taking Americana somewhere new" UK AMERICANA
"Incredible.” HORSE, BBC RADIO SCOTLAND
“Just Lovely” IAIN ANDERSON, BBC RADIO SCOTLAND
‘One of the best debut albums I have heard in years’ FATEA MAGAZINE
Praise for The Homebird Sessions:
'A must for music fans and writers everywhere - relaxed, warming and welcoming' THE HERALD
'Elaine has fostered a sense of community and inclusivity in the Scottish songwriting scene and the live shows are a reflection of that.' YVONNE LYON
'Lennon has created a wonderful format for sharing songs and how they come into being. I was flattered to be asked to take part in such an enjoyable and original show. Brilliant!' BOO HEWERDINE
Just beautiful! Elaine has such an infectious personality - a great interviewer!' EVE BLAIR, BBC RADIO ULSTER
The Herald Articles:
HEADLINE OR OPENER
Option 1 - Acoustic Solo
Option 2 - 3-piece
Option 3 - Full band
THE HOMEBIRD SESSIONS SHOW
Option 1 - FESTIVAL performance
Option 2 - VENUE performance
Option 3 - MUSICAL PROGRAMME - Add the show as a regular event as part of your musical programme
THE HOMEBIRD SESSIONS - In The Round
The Homebird Sessions Special with Elaine plus two other artists from the Homebird Artist Community
(as performed at TEDx 2021)
The Homebird Sessions - A Community of Artists
Yvonne Lyon, Boo Hewerdine, Adriana Spina, Martha L Healy, Mike McKenzie, David Latto, Adriana Spina, Nico Ev, Dave Arcari and many more plus US touring artists including David Starr & Jesse Terry.
You can request a particular guest from he community join Elaine in her show, however this will depend on individual artist availability & touring schedule at the time.