In light of recent Scottish Independence vote/debate we have decided to focus on and celebrate some great Scottish musicians!
Rod Stewart – Despite being born in Highgate, Rod’s father was Scottish and he flies the flag with pride, particularly when it comes to football! Known for hits such as ‘You Wear It Well’ and ‘D’ya think I’m Sexy’ and as front man of ‘Faces’, he is topping our list!
Annie Lennox- Born and bred in Aberdeen, Annie Lennox has gone down in music history not only with new-wave artists The Tourists, but also mainly for her worldwide success in the 80s with Eurythmics with hits such as ‘Miracle of Love’ and ‘Sweet Dreams.’ She was recently honoured at the 2013 MITS awards for her work for charity.
Lulu- Born 1948 as Marie Lawrie in Lennoxtown, East-End Glasgow, Lulu became an international superstar in not only music but in the entire realm of entertainment. At the age of 17 she was in front of the Queen and has worked with all manners of music royalty including the Rolling Stones and The Beatles. Her hits are endless including her version of ‘Shout’, ‘I’m a Tiger’ and ‘Relight My Fire’ with Take That in 1993!
KT Tunstall- Having spent years busking, St Andrews lass Tunstall broke into the public eye on Later… with Jools Holland with her song ‘Black Horse and the Cherry Tree’. She released her debut album ‘Eye to the Telescope’ in 2004 after a slow rise to fame. She has since picked up a BRIT, Grammy and the Ivor Novalla Award. She later released her second album ‘Drastic Fantastic’ in 2007 in Scotland, a week previous to the London release.
Emeli Sandé- Scottish recording artist Adele Emily Gouraguine was picked up by EMI in 2010 and released her first hit single ‘Heaven’ in August 2011. And has since had three number ones including ‘Read All About It’, recorded with Professor Green. Her album ‘Our Version of Events’ spent seven weeks at number 1 with over 1 million sales in the UK. She also performed at both the opening and closing ceremony of the London Olympics in 2012.