Co-founder of Squeeze, Chris Difford has made a lasting contribution to English music with hits like Cool For Cats, Up The Junction, Labelled With Love, Hourglass and Tempted. Forty years on he continues to write and play, both solo and with the band. What’s more, he is one of the country’s most respected songwriters, having co-written with the likes Wet Wet Wet, Jools Holland and Steve Nieve (Elvis Costello & The Attractions/Madness), Paul Carrack, Mick Jones of Foreigner and Sir Elton John
Boo Hewerdine is considered one of the UK’s finest songwriters. As well as his work with Chris Difford he was lead singer of cult band The Bible. His songs have been recorded by multiple artists including k.d lang, Kris Drever, Heidi Talbot, Jerry Douglas among many others. For the last 30 years he has been a member of Eddi Reader’s band. Producing her classic Sings The Songs Of Robert Burns album and writing her Ivor Novello nominated song Patience Of Angels.
Since making the final of the BBC Young Traditional Musician of the Year, Singer/Songwriter Amy Papiransky has continued to carve her name in the Scottish music scene. Originally from Keith in the North-East of Scotland, Amy spent much of 2022 playing festivals across Scotland - including HebCelt, Edinburgh Fringe, Tiree, Great Eastern - as well as writing new material. Gigs have continued in 2023, with Amy securing slots at Belladrum, Cambridge Folk Festival, Shetland Folk Festival and the Scottish Traditional Boat Festival, as well as a headline show at King Tut’s, Glasgow. She has also supported touring fellow Singer/Songwriters; including KT Tunstall, Jill Jackson, Blue Rose Code, Boo Hewerdine and Cammy Barnes.