Join acclaimed Edinburgh-based songwriter Kim Edgar and a host of talented songwriters from Scotland and further afield to celebrate the launch of her fifth studio album, CONSEQUENCES.
Fuelled by a passion for social justice, folklore, and feminism, Kim shapes keenly observed details of people’s lives into “imaginatively and beautifully crafted songs” (Maverick) that reach out and touch listeners.
Emotion and connection are at the heart of this pianist and songwriter’s work: through observed and lived experiences, Kim ponders what it is to be human, creating stories told with honesty and empathy that open hearts, minds and discussions. Her intensity and intimacy in performance have also attracted glowing reviews:
“Heart stopping…our very own Tori Amos” (Sunday Herald)“Intense and thought provoking” (The List)“Very moving, literate, allusive and expressively sung” * * * * * (Scotland On Sunday)
With four critically acclaimed solo albums under her belt, Kim has been described as “an example of everything that’s great about contemporary music” and “probably one of the best songwriters in Britain today.” * * * * * (Spiral Earth).
This full-length show features songs that Kim has written collaboratively with other songwriters she admires during a year-long songwriting collaboration project supported by Creative Scotland, focusing on the personal, social and environmental impact of human behaviour, alongside thematically linked songs from Kim’s collaborators, accompanied by a full house band.
CONSEQUENCES has already benefited from regular airplay on BBC Radio Scotland and elsewhere, and attracted glowing responses:
“Lovely late night music” Iain Anderson, BBC Radio Scotland
“Gorgeous…very enjoyable collaborations” Roddy Hart, BBC Radio Scotland
Hear a stylistically diverse range of highly talented musicians for a unique experience: you will be moved, challenged, comforted and inspired.
Kim Edgar: piano, vocals
Mikey Owers: vocals, bass trombone
Matt Gough: trumpet
Steven Polwart: guitars
Kevin McGuire: bass
Mattie Foulds: drums
Horse McDonald (Scotland): vocals
Boo Hewerdine (England): vocals
Dan Bettridge (Wales): guitar, vocals
J-P Piirainen (Finland): guitele, vocals
Goodnight Louisa (Scotland): synths, vocals
Sandra LeCouteur (Canada): vocals
James Grant (Scotland): guitar, vocals
Louis Abbott (Scotland): guitar, vocals