International singer and violinist Simone Welsh has reputation for her fresh approach to traditional Scottish music from Burns to Judy Garland, her performances effortlessly bring together traditional classics with contemporary counterparts.
In the last decade she has toured extensively throughout the world, having the pleasure to play for a host of luminaries including both the British and Spanish royal families, sporting legends Pele and George Best and Hollywood royalty Tom Hanks.
Equally Simone has never lost the common touch, this was personified when she received a standing ovation from 50,000 rugby fans when she played Murrayfield stadium.
Violinist Simone Welsh Bio
Simone began playing the violin at the tender age of five. Her ability was soon recognized by the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland who asked her to represent them, giving her the opportunity to tour Europe with many orchestra’s including La Joven Orquesta Nacional de España.
While attending the prestigious Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, studying a Bachelor of Arts in music, Simone was in constant demand as a session musician.
The experience at such a young age of playing a wide variety of musical styles was to stand her in good stead on the cabaret circuit, and as a performer on a host of cruise ships traveling the world.
The List: “An outstanding talent…… Her voice has the hurt of country music with a chill out twist”
Time Out: “Songs of war and tears written over a quarter of millennia ago have a mellow, melancholic glow, while still holding 21st Century relevance.”
Simone is recording her debut album “Diving for Pearls” which is due for release in 2008.
Simone Welsh Music Samples
Ye Banks and Braes