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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.
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
Maguire is truly “a talent to be reckoned with” (R2 Magazine), her strong,
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’,
, which follows a dark time in her life and is a hauntingly beautiful testament to the
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 email@example.com.