Having returned to University (ROYAL CONSERVATOIRE of SCOTLAND) at age 45 after a gap of 25 years or so, I graduated in 2019 with a BA (Hons) in MUSIC and finally set upon collecting the songs I have written over the years for my debut album LIVING ROOM to celebrate being 50 years young.
The title of the album derives from the closing song IN MY MOTHER’S LIVING ROOM, a tribute to my Mother’s Celtic heritage and the ties that bind us all to our Mothers and their Mothers before them. The songs span 3 decades of my life from student to teacher to mother to student to grieving daughter and now to recording artist. We recorded the album on the Isle of Lewis with my brother Jami as producer, my son Anton Reid on Drums/Guitar, Pete Fletcher as our wonderful engineer and amazing guest musicians Neil Johnstone (Cello) and Louisa Barron (Violin)
I'm a multi-instrumentalist ( Piano, Guitar, Woodwind, Brass) and am delighted to have gathered all these strands of my life into this album which deals with grief, depression, hope and joy and through various beloved musical genres (Country Celtic Folk Pop Jazz)
I’ve been influenced by many amazing songwriters including Cyndi Lauper, Tori Amos, Dolly Parton, Stevie Nicks, the Finn Brothers (Crowded House) Kirsty MacColl and many more.
I hope these songs can bring to you the comfort, counsel and joy that music has brought to me.