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SKJØR Artist of the Week in Scotland On Sunday
Being under 18 can be problematic for a lot of musicians, ruling out the possibility of festival slots and a lot of gigs. However, Skjør (pronounced sure) have managed to turn having youth on their side into an advantage. Not only have they been offered a slot on the latest Hit The Road tour – an initiative which launched the careers of KLOË, Model Aeroplanes, Man Of Moon, JR Green, Indigo Velvet, and more – but they have just been awarded a Young Scot Nurturing Talent award.
The money will be used by the band to record a new single and video, which is scheduled for release in October. In the meantime, it is worth checking out Skjør’s dreamy brand of atmospheric acoustic pop inspired by singer Louise McCraw’s time spent in Norway.
Listen at https://soundcloud.com/weareskjor
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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
National youth music touring project, HIT THE ROAD first tour of 2016 visits Edinburgh, Glasgow and Kilwinning from 18-20 August. Artists participating are: November Lights | Skjør | and Five Cousins. Managed by the Scottish Music Centre, the project provides young musicians living in Scotland 14-19 years old the opportunity to learn about the live industry, [via workshops/training] before embarking on a professionally managed tour.
The tour has acted as a key stepping-stone in the development of some of Scotland’s most promising young artists including; KLOË, Model Aeroplanes, JR Green, Indigo Velvet, Aylee, Man of Moon, Be Charlotte, The Mermaids and is funded by Creative Scotland’s Youth Music Initiative (YMI) and PRS for Music Foundation.