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'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 original music. 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 11-piece band of singers and instrumentalists. Adam contributes interpretations of Robert Burns songs as well as original compositions, they are booked to play Celtic Connections in Glasgow on burns night at The Old Fruitmarket.

My brand new album 'The Road Not Taken' was released in May this year and is available on CD or mp3!

LATEST NEWS:

14th Jan 2018

Band of Burns tour coming up later this month!

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"Shimmering collection of covers, traditional songs and original pieces that does full justice to the poet’s humane vision.” - Sunday Times Don't miss out on this epically beautiful series of concerts! Come and see us play in Liverpool 24th/Glasgow 25th/Aberdeen 26th/London 27th/Bristol 29th January https://www.bandofburns.com/tour-dates/ #bandofburns

"Shimmering collection of covers, traditional songs and original pieces that does full justice to the poet’s humane vision.” - Sunday Times

Don't miss out on this epically beautiful series of concerts!

Come and see us play in Liverpool 24th/Glasgow 25th/Aberdeen 26th/London 27th/Bristol 29th January

https://www.bandofburns.com/tour-dates/ #bandofburns

Fri 27th Oct 2017

Thanks to all for coming to our full band show at The Old Queens Head!! It was a lovely night!

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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.

 
 

THE MAN I'VE BECOME (ANIMATION)

The opening track from Adam's forthcoming album 'The Road Not Taken'. An animation using Alan Schaller's photography.

THE MAN I'VE BECOME (LIVE)

Solo performance of 'The Man I've Become' at Sofar Sounds London on September 12th 2016

 

ALBUM LAUNCH MONTAGE

Filmed at the beautiful Hoxton Hall, London on May 11th 2016. Excerpts from 'The Man I've Become', 'Catch The Biggest Fish And Let It Go', 'I'm On Your Side', 'You Only Kill The One You Love' and 'The Man Who Loves Too Much'.

THE MAN WHO LOVES TOO MUCH

Filmed by Steven Warburton for Forestsessions.org

YOU ONLY KILL THE ONE YOU LOVE

Filmed and recorded by Arena Sessions at a house concert in London.

ALL I KNOW

Supporting Jolie Holland and her band at Bush Hall, London. 

video by NEW HORIZON MEDIA

THERE'S NO POSTCARD FOR THIS TOWN

A song I wrote whilst travelling around the A roads of France and Italy, featuring footage by Annalisa Cosentino. Filmed by Simon Minett at FILMSPACE 

WHO KNOWS FOR TOMORROW?

A duet with Brooke Sharkey (www.brookesharkey.co.uk). Filmed by Simon Minett at FILMSPACE

A SONG OF ONE HUNDRED YEARS

A song I wrote for my grandfather, who lived to be 100 years old, compiled using photos from throughout his early life in the Orkney Islands to his family life in Aberdeenshire.

THERE'S NO VIEW LIKE BENNACHIE

Recorded at our regular Sunday session at 14 Bacon Street (formally The Vintage Emporium), Brick Lane, London. joined by Alastair Caplin on Violin and Dave Tunstall on double bass.