'Incredibly Beautiful' - Mary Anne Hobbs, BBC RADIO 6 MUSIC
'A great ear for melody and a natural talent for lyric writing' - Bruce MacGregor, BBC RADIO SCOTLAND
'Carefully crafted, gently affecting songwriting with a dark twist' - Roddy Hart, BBC RADIO SCOTLAND
Scottish Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Adam Beattie is now living in London. He has been active since 2003 and has release 4 albums of his own songs. Having roots in Scottish folk music, as well as a lifelong interest in old time jazz, blues and other folk styles, his music spans many genres, but is all held together by Adam's distinctive voice and narrative lyrics. He tours regularly and plays solo and full-band shows frequently in London. He has played opening shows for many of his musical heroes; Bert Jansch, Jolie Holland and Sean Hayes. Collaborated on guitar and bass with Brooke Sharkey, Scott Hirsch and Micheal Chapman. Adam has recently joined a new group called PicaPica featuring singers Josienne Clarke and Samantha Whates and producer Sonny Johns, which is signed to Rough Trade Records. He is also part of Band of Burns, an 12-piece band of singers and instrumentalists. Adam contributes interpretations of Robert Burns songs as well as original compositions, this year they played Celtic Connections in Glasgow on burns night at The Old Fruitmarket as part of a UK wide tour. Adam is working on a new album of original songs as we speak.
My brand new album 'The Road Not Taken' was released in May this year and is available on CD or mp3!
14th Jan 2018
Band of Burns tour coming up later this month!
Fri 27th Oct 2017
Thanks to all for coming to our full band show at The Old Queens Head!! It was a lovely night!
6th Dec 2016
I feel very honoured to have been invited by Oscar-winning actor Mark Rylance to sing my song 'I'm On Your Side' at the Stop the War Christmas fundraiser this Wednesday, we'll both be performing alongside Brian Eno.