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Ethereal vocals, poignant melodies and stirring lyrics describes award winning nu-folk singer/songwriter and musician, Zoë Bestel, hailed as one of the countries most exciting emerging talents.
With her first EP, 35 Missed Calls – released in 2012, when she was just 14 – reaching number three in Amazon’s folk chart, and two years later her self released debut album, Sir Lucas and the Moon, awarded Album of the Week by the Scottish Daily Record, she is winning admiration both from national press and the wider folk scene, having been invited to support such artists as The Peatbog Faeries, Emily Smith, Paul Brady, Bella Hardy and Snow Patrol’s Nathan Connolly.
As well as numerous BBC radio performances, Zoë has also played at leading festivals including Celtic Connections, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Cambridge Folk Festival, Stonehaven Folk Festival, Orkney Folk Festival, and headlined The Ukulele Festival of Scotland.
“Audiences are fast catching up with the fact that, in Bestel’s hands, the ukulele shrugs off its stereotypical comedy baggage and becomes the instrument of choice for one of Scotland’s most fascinating young singer-songwriters.” – The National
“She’s destined for stardom” – The Spectator
“Pure artistry” – The Herald
These tracks are snippets of songs off the album. If you would like a full album, digital or physical please get in touch using the contact tab
Sir Lucas and the Moon Playlist
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Zoë uses a TC Helicon VoiceLive 3 so will need on stage power
“She’s destined for stardom.”Toby Young,The Spectator
“Zoë is incredible”Nathan Connolly, Little Matador, Snow Patrol
“Super talented”Vic Galloway, BBC Radio Scotland
“One of the countries most exciting emerging talents”STV Glasgow
“Spellbinding.”Johnny I'Anson, BBC Radio Leeds
“Stunning album.”Jim Gellatly, Amazing Radio, XFM
“I’ll wager anyone this young lady will go very, very far.”Live Musician Magazine
“A huge talent. So lovely. Exquisite songs. She is the ukulele playing singer/songwriter from Dumfries and Galloway who we love.”Janice Forsyth, BBC Radio Scotland
“A massive hit at GNUF 2014, Zoë is truly one to watch. Her astonishing voice, mesmerising stage presence and outstanding songwriting skills make her unmissable.”Grand Northern Ukulele Festival
“We are really looking forward to having Zoë at our festival. Every year we bring someone truly special and I believe by inviting Zoë this year we will certainly be doing that. Look out for this young lady as we’re sure she will truly be flying in a short space of time!”Ukulele Festival of Great Britain