'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 formed 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!
My Next Full Band show is at The Old Queen's Head in Islington, London on Thursday 26th October! And it's a double bill with Ruth Theodore.
I'll be joined by Marco Quarantotto on drums, Harry Deacon on double bass, Sarah Beattie and Barbara Bartz on violins.
Great show at The Lexington back in June, thanks all for coming.
Thanks all for coming down to Sands Films Studios in Rotherhithe. What a lovely place to play.
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.
10th Dec 2016
Very happy to announce that I will be playing singing, playing guitar and double bass at The Union Chapel on Sunday 29th January, in a celebration of Robert Burns and all things Celtic. Delighted to be sharing stage with Dominie Hooper, Alastair Caplin, Dave Tunstall, John Langan, Michael Kenney, Dila Vardar, Ríoghnach Connolly, Ellis Davies, Ewan Macdonald, Lewis Murray...
Tickets available here: