With a voice often likened to Carole King and Regina Spektor, a classical piano training, and influences ranging from Björk to Chopin, Me for Queen – the creative alias of Mary Erskine – is rapidly winning acclaim for her beguiling ‘soul-folk’ songcraft, blending traditional folk story-telling with a contemporary edge. Growing up feral in rural Fife/Scotland, years of classical training together with a Blues guitarist for a father make for an interesting mix of Soul and Folk.
Ellie James is a singer, songwriter and guitarist based in Bristol. She has worked as a musician since the tender age of thirteen years old, playing her first show at Swn Festival selected as one of the few independent artists by Huw Stephens. Since then she has explored the music industry under different names and in different projects.