I’m in the Dandelion Radio Festive 50 for 2011

What a way to finish off 2011. Today, Christmas Day, I discovered that I got voted onto the prestigious Dandelion Radio Festive 50.

This is a tradition that the legendary Radio 1 DJ, John Peel started back in the 70’s and it charts the most popular tracks that have been played during the current year. Following John’s death in 2004 the show eventually moved across to Dandelion Radio and Jeff Grainger featured me on his show in November.

So today, just after our Christmas dinner, we started listening to the chart rundown. I am absolutely over the moon to say that my song, 35 Missed Calls made it to 27. Wow!!!

This is a great way to finish this year which has been overwhelming for my music career. I’ve done loads of gigs, supported some fantastic people, got a record deal and have recorded what will become my first ever two singles! Eek!

Yep, sometime in the New Year, 35 Missed Calls is to come out as a single. If you subscribe to this blog you’ll be the first to know when it’s released.

Thank you so much for everyone that’s supported me this year and also to everyone that voted for me on Dandelion Radio!

Have a lovely and an awesome 2012. 🙂

Zoë x

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Distilled Records signs Zoë Bestel – Woo Hoo!

I think it’s only just sinking in, but yes, I’ve been signed by a record company!

The owner of Distilled Records, Steve, was at my CatStrand gig in August and approached me and my Dad afterwards and said, “We need to get Zoë into the studio.”

I didn’t really know that, “We need to get Zoë in the studio” meant he’d like me to sign to his label. But yeah, we’ve agreed to record four tracks for an EP that should be coming out very soon. So, Watch this space!!!

I’ve already been in the studio for a couple of days and I’m back again this Sunday. I can’t wait to hear the finished tracks.

And just so you know, the tracks I’m doing are:

Without You
Into the Night
35 Missed Calls
Little Secret

The last one, Little Secret, is my latest. I haven’t performed it live yet but I think it’s my Dad’s favourite. I don’t really want to give much away about it, but it’s funny and I can’t wait to play it live.

And, if you’re in the area, I’ve got a gig with other Distilled Records artists on the 19th November in Bladnoch. You can find details of that gig here.

Wow – I’m still soo excited! 😀

Zoë x

P.S I am ever so happy to tell you all, that I have reached 300 likes on my facebook fanpage! Isn’t that awesome? But please, if you haven’t already, like it. You can do that by clicking right here! Thanks 🙂

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OXJAM Galloway gig at The CatStrand

Last night I had an absolutely amazing time at The CatStrand, New Galloway, performing a twenty minute set in front of a very fantastic, enthusiastic crowd.  I was one of 8 acts including loads of local musicians and BMX Bandits star, Duglas T Stewart who was very funny and entertaining.

35 Missed Calls, is my latest song and this was the first time I’d sung it live so I was a little bit nervous, but I think it was most people’s favourite.

I finished the set off with a cover of Cee Lo Green’s “Forget You” which I really enjoyed singing- and for those of you who know the song as it was originally recorded, my version is without the swearing!!


Make sure you subscribe to this blog ( <—– over on the left, at the top) and you can find out when I’m next playing live.

Zoë x

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