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Me For Queen + Emily Maguire

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A special double-bill of British singer-songwriters Me For Queen and Emily Maguire are

touring Scotland in August with a warm-up gig in Manchester on Sunday 20 August.

Me for Queen aka Mary Erskine

is inspired by people and their stories.

Growing

up feral in

rural Fife in a big old house near the sea, she started writing songs when she was 13, around

the same time that she started dressing herself. At this time music was her method of making

her mark against four older siblings, and getting out of the washing up.

Years of classical training, together with a Blues guitarist for a father, make for an interesting

mix of Soul and Folk.

Me For Queen’s piano-based songs draw obvious comparisons to

Regina Spektor and Carol King but manage to fuse hints of Kate Bush and Laura J Martin.

Mary cites Judee Sill & This is the Kit as a few of her favourites and says Me For Queen is “a

sort of sketchpad for whatever’s happening in my head. I just try to write songs that talk to

people.” With striking lyrics and “

beautiful, soaring vocals” (The Guardian), Me For Queen

have had airplay on BBC 6 Music and on BBC Radio around the UK. Mary’s song ‘Slow Train’

was Single of the Week on Janice Forsyth’s BBC Scotland Culture Show and

included in Tom

Robinson’s personal top 5 Fresh Faves.

A classically-trained multi-instrumentalist

with five albums and two books to her name

, Emily

Maguire is truly “a talent to be reckoned with” (R2 Magazine), her strong,

thought-provoking

lyrics, supremely expressive vocals and stunning live performances winning her fans across

the globe. After living in a shack in the Australian bush where she made goats cheese to

finance her first two albums, Emily returned to the UK to tour with American legend Don

McLean and make her third album ‘Believer’, a ‘masterpiece’ according to Maverick Magazine,

with two singles playlisted on Radio 2.

As an advocate for mental health, Emily has been featured several times on Radio 4 including

Woman’s Hour, Loose Ends and Midweek, where she was interviewed by Libby Purves talking

about her book ‘Start Over Again’.

After 2 years out of action, Emily is now back with a new

book ‘Notes From The North Pole’ and an acclaimed new album ‘A Bit of Blue’,

produced by

Nigel Butler

, which follows a dark time in her life and is a hauntingly beautiful testament to the

human spirit.

With its release funded entirely by her fans, ‘A Bit Of Blue’ retains all the

underlying trademarks of her emotive, lyric-rich songs. Having opened for Don McLean and

The Blue Nile at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, this will be Emily’s first tour of Scotland.

Weds 16 August

Café Kino, Bristol

Sunday 20 August

The Castle, Manchester

Monday 21 August

Town Hall, Crail

Tuesday 22 August

An Tobar, Mull

Weds 23 August

Glad Café, Glasgow

Tickets for all these shows are available through www.meforqueen.com/gigs. For more info, please

contact Tom at info@weareseahorsemusic.com.

Earlier Event: August 14
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Later Event: August 17
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