The countdown is on until the 26th of March when a feast of your favourites and a whole bunch of brand new creative beauts will be beaming their way in to your homes in our Plugged In & Wired virtual festival. In this blog we introduce you to a plethora of Plugged In & Wired acts including: Braw, Glassworks, Moira McPartlin, Anna Secret Poet, 10pencemixup, The Daft Duo and Ms Truelove Waits. We live in challenging times and the power of live arts is missed more than ever. Many of our performers rely on gig income, sadly, gigs and income have been lost over the past year. If you can and where linked, please support our artists and buy their merch, their books or throw something into their virtual tip jars.
Enjoy meeting the acts in our third intro blog...
BRAW - MUSIC
|Bringing us their ‘The Lockdown Singles’ , Braw are a folk-pop brother duo based in Glasgow's southside, specialising in close harmony vocals. Formed in 2019, Iain and Andrew Mundy have been performing across the Glasgow music scene. During that year, they released their debut single, Swing Door, which was followed by Piece by Piece, Home from Home and finally, Whisky in Hand. All of these are set to feature on their 2021 debut album. Whisky in Hand reached number 65 in the Official Scottish Singles Chart, and peaked at 50 in the Official iTunes Chart. It received substantial radio airplay including on BBC Radio Scotland's The Afternoon Show, Celtic Music Radio, Camglen FM, and single of the week features on The Max and Chief Radio Scotland. To round off 2020, the pair also released their first festive single, A Glimpse of Christmas, which also featured a very special B-side cover of O Holy Night. Braw's unique vocal blend allows them to create innovative and original harmonies, while offering fresh takes on classic songs when playing live. They play everything from Simon and Garfunkel to Biffy Clyro.
GLASSWORKS - MUSIC
Emilie Boyd & Dan Brown present a set of heartfelt, soulful and elegant original songs from their upcoming E.P. Glassworks are Emilie Boyd (vocalist) and Dan Brown (pianist), and are both regular performers on the central belt's contemporary jazz scene. Dan is a graduate of the Royal Conservatoire's jazz course, and Emilie is a Scottish Jazz Award Best Vocalist nominee. They have worked together for years, performing regularly (in non-Covid years) both as a jazz duo, and in larger scale projects such as 'Like a Cat Tied to a Stick - Radiohead Re-imagined', 'The Emilie Boyd Quintet', The Joshua Elcock Big Band 'Dreaming of White Horses', and more. Emilie and Dan have developed a strong friendship and a musical partnership which has led them to start writing together this year. Their music is mainly influenced by mid-century jazz of Miles Davis, Chet Baker and Bill Evans; folk and trad music; and contemporary jazz/folk artists such as Gretchen Parlato, Emma Frank and Aaron Parks, amongst others. Glassworks has written soulful, elegant, melancholy songs about self-reflection, which they are excited to release on a 4 track E.P. early next year.