In Conversation With Elaine Lennon on Nikki At Noon 23rd N0v 2020 with Nikki Lyle
Elaine Lennon will be in conversation with our own Nikki Lyle at 12pm onon Monday 23rd Nov 2020 to talk about her new charity single she has recorded to thank the hospital and its staff who cared for her son – called ‘Unchartered Waters’ and to talk about her ‘Homebird Sessions that she and fellow artists have been performing throughout lockdown
This is after the release of her first album earlier in the year in January 2020 was Album of The Week here on Celtic Music Radio
With well-respected contemporary Findlay Napier producing and Paul Savage engineering at his Chem19 Studios all of the magic on this debut album was captured with a cream-of-the-crop array of supporting musicians, including Patsy Reid on strings, Iain Sloan on pedal steel, Euan Burton on bass and Napier himself on guitars.
“I love when great melodies intertwine with stories that hook me in, leaving me wanting to listen over…songs that speak to me, make me laugh and cry, remind me of something dear, carry a powerful message…inspire me…songs that make me FEEL something – that are real and fearlessly from the heart,” she says.
From the brooding darkness of ‘This’ to the uplifting ‘Little Bird Little Sailor’; from the heart-rending despair of ‘Alone Here With Me’ to the reassuring unconditional love of ‘By Your Side,’ this is a collection that provides a true and touching insight into the song-writer’s heart and mind.
Add to the tapestry the captivating love story ‘Next Friday Night’, the powerfully moving ballad ‘Only Love Can Break Your Heart’ with its beautiful language; the swagger of ‘Trouble’, the fresh originality of ‘Fear (Break-up Song)’ and the nostalgia of ‘In Songs We Live On’ (an artistic link of old and new where Elaine’s melody, lyrics and vocals have been masterfully blended with 1960s authentic jazz piano recordings of her uncle who had passed away before she was born) and this strong debut is bound to seal a strong future. Read more about the Story behind ‘In Songs We Live On’ here.
Since her first live appearance in December 2018 and collecting a prestigious Danny Kyle Award to her CV, Elaine has matured into a performer who is being tipped by many of her peers as someone who has rightly earned “not to be missed” status.
Winning comparisons to Carole King, Stevie Nicks, Linda Ronstadt, Belinda Carlisle, Carly Simon, Adele and Lori McKenna, this Glaswegian mum has demonstrated a real talent to write in a way that lows through genres and effortlessly across timelines, her music connecting with people in ways few other things in this world can.