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Laurence Made Me Cry, Scotland On Sunday, 7 August 2016

Published in Scotland On Sunday, 7 August 2016 | Words by Derick Mackinnon and Olaf Furniss. Read on [in association with EmuBands]

LAURENCE MADE ME CRY Artist of the Week in Scotland On Sunday
Scotland On Sunday, 7 August 2016, Laurence Made Me Cry

Laurence Made Me Cry is the songstress, artist and multi-instrumentalist Jo Whitby, who is based between Glasgow and the Highlands.

We first encountered LMMC’s electronica folk at the XpoNorth Festival in June, and witnessed another impressive set on the XpoNorth Seedlings stage at the Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival.

Whitby has been picking up plays from the likes of BBC 6 Music, Vic Galloway and Roddy Hart on BBC Radio Scotland, Amazing Radio and has supported artists like Gulp and Rae Spoon. The artist was also nominated for a Welsh Music Prize for her crowd-funded debut album ‘The Diary Of Me.’

Her latest EP, ‘Titans’ Daughters’ features collaborations with artists like Rachel Sermanni, Chrissy Barnacle and producer Simon Parton and the results are sublime.

UK and European tour dates are to be announced very soon. To listen and find out more:

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Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run the Born To Be Wide music industry social events and seminars

Under the Radar is in association with EmuBands
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* For consideration as our Artist of the Week please click HERE scroll to the bottom and review checklist of what we NEED in order to feature bands in Scotland On Sunday. Then email: Derick Mackinnon with all the info

Music Plus at Belladrum Festival 2016

National youth music projects Music Plus+ and Hit The Road have teamed up with Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival taking place from 4-6 August in Beauly, near Inverness. The partnership enables young artists 14-19 years old the opportunity to perform at the sold out festival. Artists performing include; Acrylic | The Vegan Leather | Mari Green | Deni Smith | Emily Isla | Holly and Lucy Mincher | Young Rotations [Jack Young] | Eadan Sutherland and Eilidh Anderson + Logan McGee. Some previous participants are also booked to appear on different stages, including Man of Moon, Indigo Velvet, The Mermaids, Be Charlotte and many more.

For more info click Belladrum Festival Facebook Event or the image below:

Music Plus and Hit The Road artists perform at Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival 2016

Music Plus+ and Hit The Road are managed by the Scottish Music Centre and both projects receive funding from Creative Scotland’s Youth Music Initiative with Hit The Road also benefiting from investment courtesy of PRS For Music Foundation

Further info on Music Plus visit and for Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival visit

For anything relating to Music Plus / Hit The Road artists performing at Belladrum Festival please email: Derick Mackinnon or phone 07784 320 546