singer, songwriter, musician
Ethereal vocals, poignant melodies and stirring lyrics describes award winning nu-folk singer/songwriter and musician, Zoë Bestel, hailed as one of Scotland’s most exciting emerging talents.
Since picking up the ukulele at the end of 2011, after just turning 14, Zoë’s self penned first EP in 2012 reached number three in Amazon’s folk chart. Two years later her self released album, Sir Lucas and the Moon, was awarded Album of the Week by the Scottish Daily Record, before winning admiration both from national press and the wider folk scene.
As well as numerous BBC radio and national television performances, Zoë has played at leading UK festivals including Celtic Connections, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Cambridge Folk Festival, Stonehaven Folk Festival, Orkney Folk Festival, and headlined The Ukulele Festival of Scotland.
April 2018 brought the release of Zoë’s second album and fourth release, Transience. Recorded in Copenhagen, Denmark in the summer of 2017, and signed in the November by ethical Glasgow based label Last Night From Glasgow who brought her new work to vinyl. Transience released digitally, on CD and 180gm vinyl on Record Store Day 2018 with high acclaim from Scottish media.
“Pure celestial bliss can be found encapsulated within this twelve track release. While Zoë’s vocal may seem gentle her words are mighty, woven amongst instrumentation diverse yet never overbearing to form a collection so naively at ease it leaves you spellbound. Zoë’s debut album ‘Transience’ released now on Last Night From Glasgow.”
– Scottish Alternative Music Awards
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