Newtongrange singer back with a bang

Newtongrange singer songwriter Caroline Gilmour
Newtongrange singer songwriter Caroline Gilmour

A Newtongrange singer songwriter is looking forward to her last set of gigs in what has been a busy year back on the scene following a break.

Caroline Gilmour (36) has released an album and an EP since she launched her solo career in 2008. This year she returned from a year out travelling the world with her partner and released the single ’Paper Planes’, which received airplay on Radio Scotland.

Caroline is now focusing on her last few gigs of 2014: “I’m playing solo on November 16 at the Caves in Edinburgh but then playing on December 11 at Sneaky Pete’s with the full band, which I put together at the start of the year with some very good session musicians.

“I played a couple of gigs at the Edinburgh Festival and my single got a good response, getting good radio play. I think it is building up nicely, I’ve been getting some good press too.”

The former Newbattle pupil revealed how she got into music: “The music teachers there were very supportive. I played saxophone in the school band. When I was 16 I started playing guitar at home but never in front of anyone.

“It wasn’t until I was basically pushed on stage one night at Woodburn Miners’ Club that I started singing in public. I then played in lots of bands and started solo in 2008.”

See www.carolinegilmour.com for more.

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