DKOS Mon 31st Jan 2022
Elisabeth Flett / Evie Waddell / Jodi Rae / Good Guy Hank / Auldineers / Ciarn Whyte
Elisabeth Flett Mon 31st Jan 2022
Elisabeth Flett is an award-winning Scottish multi-instrumentalist, theatre-maker and writer.
Winner of the 2015 Cecil Sharp House Adult Fiddle Championship, 2017 Guildhall School of Music and Drama Rose Lawrence Academic Award and the 2021 University of Aberdeen Literary Lights Creative Writing Award, Elisabeth was a 2017 semi-finalist in the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Awards (as part of duo Shamblestone) and a 2021 semi-finalist in the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician and enjoys a career full of creativity and exploration. She is a member of a number of bands and ensembles such as London-based folk trio Solasta, (Guardian Folk Album of the Month September 2018), LGBTQ+ folk collective Bogha-Frois: Queer Voices in Folk (Celtic Connections 2019/20) , and medieval folk ensemble Joglaresa (Beverly Early Music Festival 2019), and has featured on albums by artists such as Daisy Chute, Lewis Barfoot, and the Heard Collective.
Evie Waddell Mon 31st Jn 2022
Evie Waddell is a recent graduate of the BMus course in Traditional Music at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Evie also has an HNC in contemporary dance from The Space in Dundee in 2017. Waddell enjoys being part of projects that are visual, interactive and explore marginalised lives and experiences. In 2020 she was a cast member in the Gaidhlig play MAIM by Theatre Gu Leòr, specifically developing her BSL language .
Jodi Rae Mon 31st Jan 2022
Jodie Rae is a singer-songwriter, musician, and actor from the West Coast of Scotland. Jodie uses an upbeat, intricate, and often percussive finger-picking style which contrasts with her insightful and personal lyrics. She is heavily influenced by the energy of popular female artists such as Stevie Nicks, Alanis Morrissette and Tracy Chapman.
Jodie has gigged as a solo artist across various venues in Scotland since 2019. In 2021, she performed at events such as the DMC PLAZA and the Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival. More locally, she gigged at the opening night of Venue38, a new Ayr-based music venue, among other locations including Harley’s Ayr and Prestfest. Jodie has also played several Glasgow-based venues including Audio Glasgow, Ice Box and 13th Note.
She independently released her debut single ‘Creepin’’ on April 30th, 2021, a dark mysterious track telling a story of conflicted love. Later in the year, she then released her second single ‘Glance’ in August, which revolves around vulnerability, love, and identity.
Jodie organised a commission project funded by the Young Promoters Group in 2021, resulting in a DIY video project involving BSL performances of three original tracks. Later in 2021, she performed as part of ‘TXT ME: Cyber Showcase and Online Protest’, a digital performance organised by Siren Theatre Company and presented at Ayr Gaiety, revolving around women and femmes’ safety.
Good Guy Hank Mon 31st Jan 2022
Good Guy Hank are:
Guitar & Vocals: Theo Barnard of Scotland’s much lauded hell-raising band of bluegrass desperados Wire & Wool.
Fiddle, Mandolin & Vocals: Pepita Emmerichs of Australian indie-pop sensations Oh Pep!
Guitar & Vocals: Donny McElligott of Scottish Americana outfit The New Madrids
From the harmonious Heartlands of Scotland and the musical metropolis of Melbourne, Australia, Good Guy Hank bring all of the heartbreak, joy and everything in-between with blistering bluegrass country guitar, lightning mandolin, virtuoso fiddle playing and three part harmonies galore! Influences range from Hank Williams, Stanley Brothers, Bill Monroe to Gram Parsons, Gillian Welsh, Drive by Truckers and many more.
The Auldeners Mon 31st Jan 2022
The Auldeners are a Glasgow-based trio performing reinterpretations of Appalachian ballads and American old-time tunes featuring Ellen Gira
(cello), Iona Fyfe (vocals) and Callum Morton-Teng (mandolin), Their repertoire also spans old Country classics, as well as Irish and Scottish
folksongs that have crossed the Atlantic with the settlers emigrating from these areas. In April 2019, they presented this new body of work at a
sold-out performance at Aberdeen Music Hall, and have since performed at the Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow and at the Star Folk
Club, supporting Malinky
Ciaran Whyte Mon 31st Jan 2022
Bio for DKOS
Music has been a part of my life ever since I was born. I was raised in a musical household by two very talented parents who bought me a drum kit when I was eight and supported/put up with me as my practicing boomed around our home and made the decision to pursue music as a career. Since making that choice, I have developed, not only as a drummer and a member of various bands, but also as a solo musician, especially since the beginning of the pandemic. I was able to release my own solo EP (in conjunction with Renfrewshire Council, and featuring my parents (Gordon and Susan Whyte) on backing vocals and different instruments), and I have been busking and playing more of my own gigs than ever before since then.
My own music is influenced by a wide variety of artists, spanning from prog-rock legends, Rush, to modern folk groups like The Elephant Sessions and Manran, with a recent re- discovery and fascination towards old Scottish classics like the Jeely Piece Song and Doon in the Wee Room! My influences are evident in the music I release, but I always try to put enough of my own character and style into what I do to make it unique to me.
My EP is available on all your usual platforms, and you can watch accompanying music videos on YouTube, and plenty more content across my social media sites.