Merry Christmas from Scotland (Lulled With a Stiff Drink)

My new Christmas single 'Merry Christmas from Scotland (Lulled With a Stiff Drink)' is out now! - Download for free, or however much you wish to pay HERE.


Upcoming shows

Fri 23rd Nov: w/ Turning Plates - See poster below!

Thurs 29th Nov @ Red Rooms, Perth Theatre


'Echoes' on Hollyoaks

The bad news: Last week Jack from Hollyoaks had a heartattack. 

The good news: 'Echoes', recorded over on the Isle of Mull played over the scene!

I don't watch Hollyoaks, but if this Jack doesn't make it, I definitely have a sad song or two for the funeral ....

L x 

Album banter

The Borrowers dropped in to record some piano ...

The Album is Underway!

Myself and Ross (drums) headed back to the Old Mill last weekend - during perhaps the warmest few days in Scotland I've ever experienced. It felt like Las Vegas in August. No time to get sunburnt though - we were too busy recording for the debut album! 

We're taking a wee break now before going back to the studio next week. And we're bringing our brass and string friends along too. Lovely! 


A wee update

Hello! I haven't updated since New Year so just a wee message with some news and such like. I'm still busy writing for my debut album and very excited that I'll be back in the studio recording during the next couple of months! On the gig front I've been playing here and there over Scotland and in February played some tunes with some lovely folk over in Toronto and Chicago - great fun! Keep checking the Live page on the website for upcoming gigs, including April 15 where I'll be back over in Mull playing with Frightened Rabbit. Exciting times ahead! I'll post more updates when back in the studio :) 

Thanks a million for reading - and for following my music! Laurie x  

Celtic Connections

A lovely start to 2012, my first gig of the year will be part of Celtic Connections in Glasgow on Saturday 21st Jan. I'll be joined by Ross Lorimer (percussion) and Hannah Fisher (strings) for a set in The Royal Glasgow Concert Hall (Exhibition Hall) from 5pm. Every year the festival is a blast so we're definitely looking forward to playing! 

And for anyone who doesn't know much about the festival, this little snippet sums it up quite well! 

"It’s January, it’s Glasgow, the nights are long and cold. But with a jig here and a Scotch snap there, out of the darkness erupts the noisy winter carnival that is Celtic Connections, a riotous assembly of music and musicians drawn from five continents for an 18-day, 300-event hoedown that truly brings the city to life" - The Times 

Oh - and Happy New Year! x 

"The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear!"

Thanks a million for the lovely response to my Christmas single and to everyone who's bought a copy. Very much appreciated. My drummer Ross and I have thoroughly enjoyed playing the Christmas tunes at recent gigs ... most of all because its another chance to show off our reindeer knitwear! And to anyone who'd still like a copy of the single, they're available to order here on my website and to download on iTunes

Now, I'm off to watch Elf with a glass of mulled wine. Have a brilliant Christmas! x 

Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) - Music video

Watch the music video for "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)", from the new double a-side Christmas single, shot in a very cold Edinburgh! A somewhat more melancholy take on the lyrics, I'd perhaps suggest listening to Darlene Love's original after watching to put you back into the festive spirit! 

New Christmas Single - Out Now

Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) / One Christmas Fall : Out Now

My double a-side Christmas single features a rather different cover of the pop classic "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" and the self-penned "One Christmas Fall". Now available to purchase on CD and on iTunes. Listen to the preview clips on the Music page for a little taster - full tracks coming soon.

Upcoming Show - Best Breaking Songwriters

I will be performing at Glasgow's City Halls on Friday 25th November, accompanied by the amazing Cairn String Quartet, as one of the three artists selected as the "Best Breaking Songwriters". See the Live page for details and to buy tickets.

Welcome to my new website!

Hello and welcome to my shiny new website, up and running just in time for the release of my Christmas single. One of the main things I wanted the site to be is more interactive, so you now can do things like add comments to blog posts, and like/tweet any page on the site using the social networking buttons, amongst many other things. Please remember to sign up to my new mailing list for occasional emails and a free download of my song "Too Far Gone" (and no spam, promise). So have a look around, click the shiny buttons, play the music, buy my Christmas single, and then leave your thoughts in the comments box :)

Laurie x

P.S. Major thanks to my brother Donald for creating the site, all the photos and my Christmas single cover artwork, visit his photography website for lots of brill landscape photos

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