The Countess of Fife – the insurgent alt country outfit led by Fay Fife (best known as the dynamic front woman, founder and creative force of classic Scottish punk bands The Rezillos/The Revillos).
Think of the Cramps meeting Johnny Cash in an unholy alchemy of country, punk, rock and gospel.
Fay’s glorious vocals – rich, dark and powerful – combine with Allan (So You Think You’re A Cowboy) Mcdowall’s singing guitars and harmony vocals to create a perfect storm to play with your emotions, working with some of the finest Scottish musicians around
Kirsten Adamson Support for this show will be from Kirsten Adamson
Singer/songwriter Kirsten summons the same heart-stopping purity as Sandy Denny, by way of Emmylou Harris and Kate Bush. Transcendence runs in the family. Her father was Stuart Adamson (Skids, Big Country) and her mother Alexandra, a champion Highland dancer.
With summers spent soaking up the atmosphere in Nashville with her dad and a string of leading roles in musical theatre back in the UK, the teenage Adamson’s course was set. She sang backing vocals on Big Country’s last album Driving to Damascus at age 13. By 2010, she was forging her own career as a vocalist and keyboard player for indie-folkers Aberfeldy. She fronted country rockers The Gillyflowers and more recently shone as half of alt-country duo The Marriage, and then on a self-titled solo debut. The austere beauty of her voice has been a constant motif. In a reflective mood, she’s now gearing up to release a new solo LP this winter.
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