From activist beginnings, singer-songwriter Kirsty McGee has solidly toured around the UK and Europe for 15 years, releasing 7 albums. Collaborators in her Hobopop Collective have included New York jazz legend Marc Ribot (Tom Waits), Nick Blacka & Rob Turner (Gogo Penguin).
With a voice that has been described as having the texture of 'smoke and velvet' her ever-evolving sound has been described as 'filmic, joyful and dirty with hints of gospel and blues'. An innate curiousity, a DIY ethic and with an abiding love of the Great American Songbook, have produced music that's hard to categorise but difficult to ignore.
In 2013 her song Sandman was featured on UK filmmaker Danny Boyle's movie Trance. Ever in search of the authentic, the real and the honest, McGee continues to plough her own furrow and to work with the kind of musical visionaries that, of themselves, give kudos to her art.
Sounds Like: Norah Jones, Tom Waits
Kirsty is heading to Udine, Northern Italy in August to field record her 8th album, due for release in the spring of 2019. The album will be stripped down acoustic with many songs inspired by 1940s jazz and classic Americana songwriting. Locations used to record the album are set to include mountains, caves and castles.