August 2016:

Tickets are now available for my two fringe shows ‘100 Years of Jazz Song’ with Bancroft & Lyne at an amazing new music venue for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival – The Merchants Hall – stunning surrounds, table service, quality food and excellent cocktails.
Sat 6th and Thurs 20th August @ 6pm for 6.30pm
Book here http://www.admevents.co.uk/event/bancroft-lyne/

About 100 Years Of Jazz Song:

In the setting of voice, bass and guitar, Sophie Bancroft and Tom Lyne create a dynamic, entertaining and intimate interpretation of beautiful songs. Their repertoire spans a century of songwriting in the jazz genre including Sophie’s original contemporary folk-inflected jazz songs and songs dating back to the early 1900s, informed by both the vibrant Scottish jazz scene and the rich traditional music culture in which she has grown up, stunning jazz standards and songs from other genres which invite the jazz treatment, including songs by the Bard himself, Robbie Burns, and the likes of Dolly Parton. Recent performance highlights include the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival 2014 in New York where they were heralded as a ‘must see’ act.

“Brave, bright and engaging throughout and much easier to tour than a big band,
with no lack of presence.”
Jazz Journal

“Stripped-down, intimate, warm and inviting jazz”
Democrat & Chronicle

“Hip, cool and simply beautiful.”
Big Issue

You can listen here to Bancroft & Lyne

 ‘Songs’ – Sophie Bancroft with Louis Durra

cd cover for website‘Songs’ is available from the shop here (CDs or downloads) and from ITunes, Amazon and TheShop@BirnamCD

Songs’ has been listed in the top 50 albums of 2015 by The Herald

“Bancroft’s best album by some distance. Her voice as beautifully recorded as I’ve heard it and the music covering her songwriting career.” The Heraldfull review here
“If Dolly Parton was from Scotland and sang jazz for a living then that’s exactly how Jolene would have sounded.” Roddy Hart, BBC Radio Scotland
“Nothing short of completely captivating. This is perfect late-night listening for a bright spring day (if you get my drift!).” David Kidman, FATEA Online Magazine
full review here
“Folk-inflected jazz. Mellifluously jazz-informed vocals with a certain folk sensibility.
A jazzy languor with rootsy warm-heartedness.”
The Scotsman Weekend Life Magazine – full article here

Greeting Cards

Please check out the website at www.designby32.com to view my first greeting cards collection – More than a card: Heartfelt messages of love and friendship conveyed through images and songs.

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