Originally formed as an offshoot of all-star swing combo The Loveboat Big Band, The Bevvy Sisters simultaneously channel the heritage of such classic sister-acts such as the the Pointers and the Boswells, while their own diverse backgrounds and collective songwriting skills reinvent the female trio formula.
Whilst nodding to their influences they put original songs, great singing and attitude at the forefront of what they do.
'The sound that erupts is quite captivating. The audience know they've seen something special' * * * * * Broadway Baby
Over their ten years 'The Bevvys' have become a recognised house for great singers and songwriters and have over that time featured six lead vocalists, formerly Lindsey Black, Kaela Rowan, Roberta Pia and Cera Impala, each with their own notable style and crucially the ability to move across different styles with ease, The Bevvy's trademark. They celebrated this anniversary with two very special shows, at Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival and Celtic Connections with the original band with James Macintosh (drums) and Emma Smith (bass), featuring new material and arrangements for six vocals.
As life moves on, The Bevvy Sisters move with it, incorporating each new voice to create a new and special blend whilst still retaining their recognisable voice.
Currently still on the frontline are Heather Macleod and Gina Rae with fellow Bevvy 'Sister' David Donnelly and at this landmark time they are delighted to welcome to the fold the fantastic Louise Murphy, continuing the line of great singers they are so well known for.
Debut album St James Sessions, launched with a sold-out show at Glasgow’s world-famous Celtic Connections festival in 2010, Plan B arrived in 2014 to sold out shows in Edinburgh, Glasgow and London. Both won glowing reviews and world-wide airplay, their captivating live shows continuing to extend their dedicated fan-base.
If the sweetness of the sound ever fools you into thinking you're listening to a reincarnated Andrews Sisters, then a few seconds later there will be a counterpunch that reminds that there's much more to this band than sweetness, whether that be vocal fireworks, that awesome bass voice or just something daft.
The Bevvy Sisters are a thing of beauty. Go Live | Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival
They were awarded 'BBC Best of the Fest for their slot on TV special coverage at Edinburgh Fringe.
Besides headline appearances at as many genres of festivals as they cover themselves musically, they’ve arranged and performed backing vocals with English folk star Eliza Carthy, Scottish super-trio Lau, Eddi Reader, Karine Polwart, they were BVs in Dick Gaughan's regular band and were featured on a track with Peggy Seeger in an international project involving iconic fiddler and singer Dave Swarbrick, Jason Wilson and Dick Gaughan.
The uncanny musical empathy and alchemy that’s always been The Bevvy Sisters’ trademark, stamping their identity on everything from golden oldies to soulful self-penned ballads, never fails to resound with renewed vitality.
'It’s not often that you go to a gig and are captivated right from the opening notes – but that’s what happened' * * * * Scotsman