“[…] I have never held the uke in high esteem as far as the great lexicon of musical instrumentation goes. Or indeed in any kind of esteem at all.
Then I heard Zoë Bestel sing and play and everything changed. Dumfries & Galloway is most assuredly blessed with some of the most talented performs you could ever hope to see or hear, but even in such a densely packed firmament, Zoë is a particularly bright star. She has a haunting, ethereal voice that can bring a whole new depth of meaning to even the most weel-kent songs. And she blew all my preconceived notions about the instrument right out of the water because her preferred partner in song is a ukulele. “
Coming as a complete and rather lovely surprise, I am delighted to have been mentioned in this seasons issue of Dumfries & Galloway Life! A huge thank you for the wonderfully kind words, Gilly Fraser, I am honoured and touched. How unexpected and heart warming! I did have a bit of a cry when my friend sent me this – it’s funny how things arrive just when you need a little encouragement and nurturing. Thank you
Another champion of my music has been New Found Sound, who featured me in The Scotsman after my Hit the Road tour all the way back in 2015! They’ve just released a Spotify playlist of all their featured artists from that year which you can check out here: https://bit.ly/ScotlandOnSunday