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Thu, 19 Oct



Adam Beattie and march

In October we're delighted to welcome Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist Adam Beattie who has just released his fifth solo album to critical acclaim. Adam will be supported by march whose songs create a unique pool of sound, transcending the borders between alt-folk and indie.

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Adam Beattie and march
Adam Beattie and march

Time & Location

19 Oct 2023, 20:00 – 23:00

Lewes, 139 High St, Lewes BN7 1XS, UK

About the Event

Adam Beattie

Adam Beattie is a Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist who has just released his fifth solo album to critical acclaim. Beattie is a ‘master of powerful narratives’ (★★★★★ RnR Magazine), writing original contemporary Scottish folk songs while also drawing rich influences from other roots genres. Adam uses beautiful, intricate, finger-picked guitar and a distinctive voice steeped in smoke and honey to create ‘stirring folk balladry’ (Line Of

Best Fit).

An early break found him supporting folk guitar legend Bert Jansch at the O2ABC in Glasgow and since then Beattie has toured the UK and Europe including playing Cambridge Folk Festival, Purbeck Valley Folk Festival, Broadstairs Folk Festival, Larmer Tree Festival, and with Band Of Burns he has played The Barrowlands and The Old Fruitmarket for Celtic Connections and the main stage of Shrewsbury Folk Festival.

Loud And Quiet Magazine described Beattie’s latest album, Somewhere Round The Bend, as ‘mesmeric’. Adam has been described as ‘incredibly beautiful’ by Mary Anne Hobbs BBC 6 Music, and “fantastic” by Bob Harris, and was also heavily championed by Roddy Hart, who featured the album as his 'Record Of Note' on BBC Radio Scotland.

His debut studio album with trad folk 12-piece supergroup Band Of Burns earned top-10 Mojo Folk Album Of The Year and 5 stars from BBC Music Magazine, and his collaboration with alt-folk band PicaPica was signed to iconic Rough Trade Records.

Adam has also collaborated as a multi-instrumentalist with Birdy, Lulu, Michael Chapman, Fiona Bevan, Mikey Kenney, Gabriel Moreno, Leonie Evans and many others. Adam is currently writing a new album of narrative songs based around his experiences growing up in Aberdeenshire. Two new songs ‘Home Fires Burning’ and ‘The Girl From The Seaside Town’ give us an exciting look at the beautiful melodic folk songs that are to come. He will be touring extensively in the UK in 2023 and showcasing these new songs.


march is the current moniker of singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Kitty O’Neal. The human experience, nostalgia and a sense of longing are often what inspire march’s storytelling, which has evolved through the years into a unique pool of sound, transcending the borders between alt-folk and indie. With thoughtful harmonic changes, floating vocals, and a resounding ethereality, march has incorporated her diverse tastes into her music.

2021 release ‘All of the Above’ showcased march’s distinct and introspective lyric-writing style, as well as an emotive vocal performance that has been likened to Joni Mitchell, Phoebe Bridgers, and Feist.

march cut her teeth on the south coast music scene before relocating to London and has performed at venues across the UK including multiple slots at Glastonbury and Sofar Sounds.


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