BBC Radio Ulster - The late Show With Eve Blair - Album of the Week
The debut album is selected as Album of the Week by the lovely Eve Blair on her Late show:
"I’ve been playing you Elaine for quite a while now. - she's a wonderful songwriter. I loved bringing you this album - such a variety of songs on there!" - Eve Blair.
LONESOME HIGHWAY - ALBUM REVIEW
“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.
Top marks to Elaine."
Read the full review HERE
TIME AND TIME PASSING - ALBUM REVIEW
“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.
Read the full review here:
'BETTY MAYONNAISE OFFICIAL' - ALBUM REVIEW
"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 www.forfolkssake.com '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.
Now live on www.ted.com
Celtic Connections Late Night Sessions
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 Findlay Napier, 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.
Listen back here (one hour in after the news)
Watch video footage of her performance here.
Celtic Connections Danny Kyle Winners Stage
19th Jan 2020.
Elaine returned to perform at the Danny Kyle Stage Winner's Showcase to a crowd of over 300. She shared the line up with fellow friends and previous DK winners Djana Gabrielle and Shelagh McKay Jones.
Listen back to the live recorded show on Celtic Music radio.
BBC Radio Scotland Album of the Week. Horse McDonald sits in for Iain Anderson
12th and 13th Jan 2020.
"Incredible. There's an ease about her voice...it comes from the heart...both strong and fragile. It's real emotive story-telling. I really like it."
Listen Back - 12th Jan Show. 13th Jan Show.
Celtic Music Radio (official radio for Celtic Connections) Album of the Week.
4th Jan 2020.
Album of the week with one track from the album played on each show.
Listen Back to Elaine chatting with Liz Clark about the inspiration behind the songs on her 'Album of the Week Show'
RnR Magazine - UN-Herd Volume 79
'Only Love Can break Your Heart' Featured on the lates t 'UN-herd' volume of RnR Magazine, with 1/4 page launch photo inside.
OPENING FOR WILLIAM MICHAEL MORGAN
Opening for US Country Artist William Michael Morgan at his Glasgow event.
GLASGOW AMERICANA FESTIVAL
A 'Sublime' performance (AmericanaUK) alongside Jason McNiff and The Remedy Club at Glasgow Americana Festival's 7 Song Club, hosted by Warren Starry Skies. (photo credit with thanks to Mike Ozmond)
Eric Paslay ALBUM LAUNCH PARTY
Opening for Eric Paslay at his Glasgow Album Launch event, in association with Help Musicians Scotland and SCM.
MILLPORT COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL
Capacity crowd at solo set in the Maverick Magazine Acoustic tent.
Organiser and host of the Artist Acoustic Jam Session, the maverick Magazine 'highlight' of the weekend.
THE BLUEBIRD CAFE NASHVILLE
Live at the Bluebird Cafe Nashville:
'Only Love Can break Your Heart'