“Kinross-raised, Gillian Shackleton- known affectionately as ‘GillyShack’- sets sail to release a second 10-track CD album with a bang! Gillian (22) has been writing songs for a little over 10 years and has recently caught the passion of the recording lifestyle, with her first studio album recorded in 2012, “This, Inscribed For Thee” selling out all first edition copies in just a few months, she’s back with her new long-awaited album ‘2’, recorded at Dayspring Studios in Muthil, Perthshire.
“My name’s Annie Booth, I’m a 19 year-old singer-songwriter based in Edinburgh. I’ve played for a few years now around the Perth and Stirling areas and this is my second year studying in Edinburgh; I’ve performed at venues such as the Electric Circus, the Voodoo Rooms and Bannerman’s. My music has an indie-folky sound inspired by a variety of acts such as Villagers, Bombay Bicycle Club, Muse and SaraBareilles. Last year I supported Siobhan Wilson at theTolbooth in Stirling and played its Strange Behaviours festival alongside Hector Bizerk, Finn LeMarinel and many more; I also supported Zoë Bestel and others at the Mash House.Ravechild have said: ‘Annie Booth’s music much like Laura Marling’s is very lyric-driven, with instrumental lines carefully countering her vocals; always complimenting, never suffocating…one to watch in the Scottish folk scene’. I released my EP ‘Steady Heart’ last November, 5 songs which I wrote and arranged to be played with a band.”