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:
OPTION ONE: Elaine Lennon HEADLINE or OPENING performance
Option 1 - Acoustic Solo headline
Option 2 - 3-piece headline
Option 3 - Full band headline
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OPTION TWO: THE HOMEBIRD SESSIONS - LIVE
The Homebird Sessions, dubbed 'A must for music fans and writers everywhere' by the Herald Scotland is now open for bookings to host an event at your FESTIVAL, VENUE and/or MUSIC PROGRAMME.
List of potential Show guests, including 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 Jesse Terry (see below)
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SPRING 2022 Tour with David Latto- March/April 2022 Bookings open
David Latto is one of Scotland’s most exciting up and coming folk artists. Taking inspiration from place, nature and people- he weaves his experiences into poetic stories and songs, rich with meaning, that resonate and remain with audiences long after the performance.
David has performed across the UK and in Europe including at festivals such as Celtic Connections, Glasgow Americana, Southwell Folk Festival and Maverick Festival. Recently he has opened for Amythyst Kiah, Rose Cousins and Roseanne Reid. David’s music continues to find an audience online and has been featured across the BBC radio network including BBC Scotland, Ulster, Wales, Norfolk, Alba and Kent. Ralph McLean from BBC Radio Ulster described David as “a brilliant songwriter” upon the release of his recent single ‘Far from the Light’.
In January 2021, David was selected as Fife’s Artist in Residence where he was commissioned to write songs based on lockdown conversations held with elderly members of the community in his native Kirkcaldy
AUTUMN 2022 Tour with Jesse Terry - Sept/Oct 2022 Bookings open
With his seventh album When We Wander due for a spring 2021 release and a series of livestreamed concerts firing up his ever-growing fanbase, Americana singer-songwriter Jesse Terry has ridden out the pandemic like few artists can. Raves from the likes of No Depression ("instant accessibility…brilliance and clarity") and Pollstar ("it’s easy to imagine hearing his songs on the radio in between cuts by Bob Dylan, James Taylor, Jackson Browne and Joni Mitchell") are great, but his fan community is what's truly priceless. A full-time touring artist for the past decade, the John Lennon Songwriting Contest Grand Prize winner and onetime Music Row staff writer normally plays 150 shows a year – from Bonnaroo, to the Philadelphia Folk Festival and AmericanaFest. When We Wander, the first album he wrote since becoming a parent, was recorded live with his band, and the family theme courses through it like a river through a canyon.
OPTIONS THREE: THE HOMEBIRD SESSIONS - In The Round
Booking now for The Homebird Sessions: In The Round events with Elaine plus two other artists from a list of high calibre Artists who are part of The Homebird musical community e.g. Yvonne Lyon and Adriana Spina, Boo Hewerdine, Jesse Terry, David Starr, David Latto and many more UK / US male artists*
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