We're sharing news of a very special TAY ACOUSTIC matinee concert featuring DAISY CHUTE, joined by virtuoso violinist (and local girl!) Elisabeth "Essa" Flett plus acclaimed singer-songwriter Crawford Mack. Daisy is an American-Scottish folk singer and songwriter. A banjo-wielding multi-instrumentalist, her musical roots are born out of her transatlantic heritage and she writes award-winning intelligent songs with stories, performing them with spine-tingling vocals & intricate instrumentation.
Whilst still at school Daisy signed to Universal/Decca as one quarter and lead vocalist of multiple platinum selling band All Angels. A mix of Celtic, American, Classical and Jazz backgrounds has since seen her feature across Film/TV/Game soundtracks ranging from The Sims 4, Shaun The Sheep the movie, Loki, 47 Ronin and Yesterday to David Attenborough documentaries (‘A Perfect Planet’) and Radiohead albums (session vocalist on ‘A Moon Shaped Pool’).
Recent projects have garnered support from the likes of her songwriting mentor Sir Ray Davies who describes her as a ‘committed, professional and creative songwriter’ and from music journalist Paul Sexton who counts her among his 'top music tips'.
Her original work has had features on BBC Radio Scotland / Ulster / London / Kent / Coventry / Surrey, C4, BBC 1, 2 and 3, Sky, ITV, CNN, Bob Harris’ Under The Apple Tree series and London Live.
Daisy’s songs have been further recognised in competitions, coming first in RootsTech international songwriting competition with her song ‘Music Is There’ and in the Coffee Music Project singer-songwriter competition with her song ‘London’s on Fire’. In 2021 she was awarded prizes from Drake Yolanda award, Coffee Music Project and Arts Council England, as well as crowdfunding over £15k for her concept EP and video series ‘Songs of Solace’.
Previous recognition in Scotland includes Burnsong x 2, Scottish Music Centre, in the U.K. - BBC Young Composer, UKSWF, DIT, BAFTA and in the U.S. - Songdoor, Tunesmith, Pulse Records, Durango.
As a dual national, Daisy performs both in the UK and US with recent tours to America (Nashville, New York, LA, Chicago) and festival appearances including Glastonbury Green Futures, Cornbury, Love Supreme, Black Deer, Edinburgh International Fringe and Summertyne.
Daisy’s live stream concerts have been featured on Cambridge Folk Festival at Home, Glastonbury Experience, Virtually Green Note, Global Coffee Festival, Global Music Match and in 2021 official showcases for AMA:UK AmericanaFest UK’s Staying Connected and Folk Alliance’s Folk Unlocked.
We're looking forward to seeing Daisy and friends stop by for this Tay Acoustic Sunday afternoon concert in Tayport on November 27th. See ticket info for full details.
“Beautiful, exquisite melodies, insightful lyrics and a wealth of wonderful musicality make Daisy an artist that is destined for great things”
Tony Moore (Soho Radio, The Bedford)
“Absolutely tremendous talent”
Justin Greene (BBC Radio2)
“Subtle and sparing acoustics ensure that her voice soars and shines throughout”