‘What A Voice’ Zoe Ball
+ Support by Silk & Salt
Edinburgh-born Lewis McLaughlin (Glastonbury Emerging Talent Winner 2022, SAMA ‘Best Acoustic’ Nominee 2022, Scots Trad Awards ‘Up and Coming Artist Of the Year’ Nominee 2022) was inspired by the likes of John Martyn and Villagers to begin writing and recording his own songs. He has performed across Europe in various outfits, accompanying his father at folk shows and playing with his brother in a folk duo before going solo. He currently lives in Glasgow, and released his acclaimed debut album in March 2022, on Andy Monaghan’s (Frightened Rabbit) Mono hands Records. Lewis has performed at various festivals with his solo project including Glastonbury, Belladrum, Otherlands and Connect. He has been championed by various BBC Radio Scotland shows, the Zoe Ball breakfast show, and has appeared on TV as part of BBC 2’s coverage of Glastonbury 2022. He has been featured by the likes of NME and Rolling Stone UK. He recently performed a live set on BBC Scotland for The Quay Sessions with Roddy Hart as part of Celtic Connections after a sold out show at the CCA in Glasgow.
Silk & Salt
Silk and Salt was born of the recent coming together of three Glasgow-based musicians and good friends Grace Morton (vocals/guitar), Katie Allen (fiddle/guitar) and Iona Reid (piano).
With honest songwriting and musicianship that gathers inspiration from the likes of Rachel Sermanni, Karine Polwart and The Staves; Silk and Salt’s songs speak of navigating the transition between city and sea, the tidal flows of the inner world and explore the feeling of finding home in people and places.
Silk and Salt are especially passionate about bringing their music to life and sharing it in its raw, honest, form that merges and moves with the moment – whether that’s singing to friends in their kitchens, cutting through the raucous rumble of a sweaty pub or dreaming away a sunny festival afternoon.