Icelandic singer/songwriter Lovísa Elísabet Sigrúnardóttir is to team up with Scotlands Treacherous Orchestra for a Northern Arc gig at Aberdeens Music Hall on Saturday, May 31.
With her trio Lay Low, she is stepping in to replace Scandanavian songstress Tuva Livsdatter Syvertsen who has had to pull out of the trip to Scotland.
We are fortunate indeed to have such a fantastic replacement artist, said Aberdeen Performing Arts press manager Joyce Summers. And the Treacherous Orchestra are delighted to be sharing the stage with Lovisa for an exciting night celebrating the best in two cultures.
Born in Croydon, London to a Sri Lankan father and Icelandic mother, Lovisas musical abilities stretch as far as her geographical heritage starting out as a pianist and bass guitar player; she has jammed on keyboards and synthesizers with an alternative rock band and found her voice in blues, folk and a little honky tonky bop.
Her distinct musical journey can still be felt at its roots, producing a honed yet experimental sound that is all her own.
After several projects in Icelandic, Lay Low returns with a brand new English
lyric album, Talking About The Weather - set for an international release this autumn which marks a new beginning for the multi instrumentalist and
The Treacherous Orchestra story is one of many strands, a tale told spanning the length and breadth of Scotland. An un-definable collective force fusing people, concepts, styles and influences, shaping a musical supergroup that defies description.
From all over, they converged in the musical melting-pot of Glasgow, trading ideas over beers and playing music with ferocity, verve and passion.
The band is composed of seasoned musicians who are already treading notable paths and reaching international recognition with other bands as performers, arrangers and composers. Those bands that have gone before them, the likes of Martyn Bennetts Cuilinn Music, Wolfstone, Peatbog Faeries, Shooglenifty and Salsa Celtica tell the tale of a country full of bright musical minds, ideas, innovation and evolution.
Tickets for the May 31 event are available online at www.aberdeenperformingarts.com, by phone at 01224 641122 and at Aberdeen Box Office at the Music Hall and His Majestys Theatre.