“Gifted with a delicately beautiful voice, her sound embraces light soul, jazz and radio friendly pop...impressive layered vocals...recalls her fellow Scot Annie Lennox...impressive production...striking packaging.
“This is a sophisticated assured debut from a singer who delivers brooding classic beauty,” concludes respected writer Marc Higgins in his review of Elaine Lennon’s album which was launched at Celtic Connections last month. The record is awarded a high-scoring 5/5 rating at his Time Past & Time Passing website: read the full review HERE
AMERICANA UK - REVIEW OF SOLD-OUT CELTIC CONNECTIONS ALBUM LAUNCH
Another belter of a review this time from Americana UK on Lennon's Celtic Connections Album Launch.
"Elaine Lennon - Elaine Lennon (LP - Little Sailor records)
Elaine Lennon has been bubbling under on the Scottish music scene and this first 11 track album is a confirmation of her talents. The record is warm, classy and incorporates country, blues influences along with a heady sprinkling of pure pop magic. Performed mainly on piano with other instruments coming in and out, this is an acoustic album, well worth a listen.
Highlights for BM would include the beautiful "Trouble", the dark and dangerous, brooding "THIS", which includes some lovely twangy guitar and the trad. country lament "She's Got You"...
"You and Me" is also a beautiful song, soothing and gorgeous while "Fear(Breakup Song)" is a fresh take on an old theme - ("I'm Leaving!").
EL has done this record her way and the results are quite astounding!"
'NEXT FRIDAY NIGHT' LISTED ON THE FORFOLKSSAKE.COM 'TOP PICKS FROM 2019' LIST!
"Next Friday Night', the first track from Lennon's debut album, was listed 6th on the 'Top Picks from 2019' list!
TEDx 'Little Bird Little Sailor
Elaine's TEDx Talk 'Little Bird Little Sailor', based around the lyrics of her song of the same title, taken from her debut album.
Elaine performed a set at Celtic Connections 'Late Night Sessions with Findlay Napier and Laura-Beth Salter', sharing the line-up with Boo Hewerdine & Gustaf Ljunngren, The Friel Sisters, Duo Rutt, Kinnaris Quintet and Loch Ness Radio.
SOLD OUT Album Launch at Celtic Connections
Jan 24th 2020
Elaine launched her debut album at a sold out Celtic Connections show, hosted by 'The Fallen Angels Club' at Glasgow's iconic Glad Cafe. Joined on the stage by FindlayNapier, Iain Sloan and James Edwyn, they enjoyed a roaringly successful night and were awarded with a standing ovation!
HMV and FOPP - In stores across the UK now!
Jan 24th 2020.
HMV and FOPP stores throughout the UK have the album on their 'NEW MUSIC' Feature wall.
BBC Radio Scotland The Afternoon Show with Janice Forsyth: The Best of Celtic Connections Live from Cottiers, Glasgow
Jan 20th 2020.
Elaine performed 'Next Friday Night' and 'Trouble' to a live studio audience before joining Janice to chat about her journey in music so far.