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Tom McRae and Astrid Williamson / Songwriting Showcase
Sun 13 November 2016, 16:00 – 17:00 GMT
Tom McRae’s eponymous debut album in 2000 (Tom McRae, BMG) was nominated for The Mercury Prize, a Brit Award, and a Grammy.
More recently Tom has written for other established artists, including such luminaries as Marianne Faithfull on her latest record Give My Love To London, and pop stars like Nadine Coyle from multi-million selling band Girls Aloud.
Poet Simon Armitage has called him “one of our countries finest songwriters”.
Growing up in Shetland, Astrid WIlliamson graduated from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama as a classically trained pianist, where she also studied under composer Judith Weir.
Astrid formed the band Goya Dress in the 1990s with Terry De Castro & Simon Pearson, releasing EPs & only one album,Rooms (produced by The Velvet Underground’s John Cale) in 1996 before disbanding in 1998. Since then she has released seven albums to date via her own label, Incarnation Records, Universal \ BMG and One Little Indian.