HECTOR SHAW comes from a musical family, and as a child, often accompanied his parents on tour, both members of Capercaillie. Now studying at Edinburgh University, Hector has been busy performing his own songs in and around central Scotland, supporting acts such as Mt. Doubt. Through our sister project Musicplus+ Hector performed at Doonhame and Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival, including a live session for NetSounds.
Hailing from Edinburgh, 19-year-old singer songwriter SOPHIE PENMAN was highly commended in the Song Academy UK Young Songwriters Competition and a top 10 finalist (from 2,800 entrants), in a UK / Australia talent search. Sophie has performed at Edinburgh Castle thanks to The List magazine’s ‘Knight At The Castle’ event and released her single ‘Take Me’ last year on the Musicplus+ Presents compilation album.
KATE KYLE is a 17-year-old singer songwriter from Dumfries who was shortlisted for the 2019 BBC Radio Scotland Singer / Songwriter Award (video below). Kate has played Youth Beatz, Eden Festival, Dumfries Music Conference, Resonate, Millport Country Music Festival, Big Burns Supper, Maidens of Music and been championed by ITV and Dumfries and Galloway Life Magazine. She released her debut EP ‘Where I’m Going’ earlier this year.
Hit The Road is a national youth music project that provides young musicians living in Scotland, age 14-19 years old, the opportunity to learn about the live industry before embarking on a professionally managed tour.
Hit The Road is funded by Creative Scotland’s Youth Music Initiative (YMI) and PRS Foundation.