18 Aug 2018
We've had a ball over the last couple of months. Our new album THIS MOMENT was released and launched in fabulous style at Queens Hall in Edinburgh with our stellar band and the fantastic Soundhouse Choir, which is run and directed by our Heather. The end of July saw us work with Southern Fried Voices at the exquisite and newly renovated Perth Theatre with Blue Rose Code. Two fantastic experiences for us and also for the choirs according to their enthusiastic feedback! We LOVE you!!
September sees us embark on a run of gigs furthering our work with community choirs. Many of the places we'll visit will incorporate a workshop to teach the local community choir songs that they'll then join us on stage for at the concert in the evening.
We're loving the added experience of meeting and working with our audience in a deeper way. We hope you can join us along the way!
If you are in a choir that fancies having us along, or know of one in your area, please give us a shout. We'll be there.
For more info, see our GIG PAGE.
Meantime. Please get yourself a copy of our new album. We're very proud of it. We hope you love it as much as we do.
Into the valley and domain of The Bevvy Sisters is surely the place in which to find redemption -
is an album that that floats in the air as serenely as a glider surveying the Earth from the sanctity and the openness of the Heavens, a real treat. A symphony of expressive harmony and patient beauty.’Liverpool Sound & Vision
For now. Big Bevvys to you
Heather, Lou, Gina & Demus
Photos by Douglas Robertson and Marc Marnie
We're more than excited to announce our BIG news and that we're having a BIG night to celebrate. Our third album, THIS MOMENT.
We had ten years to reflect upon and a new album to record. We didn't have money but we did have songs, a brilliant producer, studio gear, a beautiful house to make ourselves at home to record in and time to spend. We had such a great time making this because we had time. All the brilliant musicians involved gave their time and incredible music with love and full hearted commitment. This album unravelled itself to look at, funnily enough, time. We had a multitude of moments around the kitchen table - there may even have been the odd bottle of wine involved...
'We make time. For what we love. Pay attention.
People will show you your worth to them.' Joshua Ryan Stewart
The launch concert and party is a very special occasion for us and our first headline gig at Queens Hall, Edinburgh. We'll have a stellar 8pc band with Vini Bonnar & Tom Bancroft/drums - Mario Caribe/bass & Andy Thorburn/keys and special guest appearances from other album guests including Phil Bancroft, Stevie Christie and the SOUNDHOUSE CHOIR. The choir will open the evening with a performance in celebration of their exciting year which has also seen them appear in the Usher Hall. As if that wasn't enough, the concert will be followed by an after-party with none other than our very good old friend DJ Dolphin Boy.
THIS MOMENT. THIS MOMENT OF OURS. THIS PRECIOUS MOMENT WE SHARE.
We can't wait to share it with you.
With love, The Bevvy Sisters. XXX
20 FEBRUARY 2018
Sessions with Phil Bancroft (sax) and Andy Thorburn (piano) TICK! Great stuff. New album a go go!
Heather's working hard with the Soundhouse Choir in prep for firstly the Usher Hall in Edinburgh then their gig with us on June 28th at The Queens Hall.
How exciting is that?! We are excited also to record the Soundhouse Choir as special guests on said album next month.
We're seeking more choirs to work with, see our WORKSHOPS page for more about that. If you're in one or know one, SHOUT!
Bevvy bosies for now!
The Bevvy Sisters XXX
18 SEPTEMBER 2017
We've had an enormously fun and varied Summer since stepping out with our new Bevvy Sister Louise.
From working in collaboration with The Soundhouse Choir to produce a fantastic and special concert at Greyfriars Kirk in June, (you can see HD footage of on our videos page ) to hopping on to our Mothership with The Loveboat Big Band at Edinburgh Jazz Festival to celebrate the Big Band's 20th Birthday. On the way we enjoyed our debut at Glasgow Jazz Festival. Throw in a trip to France and a swirl around the Scottish Highlands and we've seen many an occasional frock!
In addition to that we've already got an entire album of original material to record and pre-production is underway.
We're very energised and excited, and very much enjoying this new combination of voices and writing.
For now, check out the Greyfriars gig on the videos. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did.
Give her a shout and give us a gig! We hope to see you soon.
B is for Burrowing.
26 APRIL 2017
We are very much looking forward to the Summer and some very exciting gigs in the offing..see gig page for details.
We are most delighted to be appearing at Glasgow Jazz Festival for the first time and to perform in Edinburgh in the amazing environs of Greyfriars Kirk for a veritable vocal feast with the 100 strong choir run by Bevvy Sister Heather Macleod in association with local heroes The Soundhouse Organisation.
The Choir celebrates the end of their first year. Excited?! Us?! YAH!
With The Bevvy Sisters currently celebrating their 10th birthday year, it’s an apt time for transition, and they’re soon to bid a fond farewell to Cera, after her four successful years with the band. Her Bevvy swansong will be their ever-popular Christmas show in December, after which she’ll be focusing on her solo career. Heather, Gina & Demus meanwhile, are delighted to welcome Glasgow-based rising star Louise Murphy to the sisterhood, which will be hitting the road again from early 2017.
Having studied in her music-rich hometown, Louise is a BMus graduate of University College Cork, and subsequently won a scholarship to London’s Tech Music School (now BIMM), whose fellow alumni include Izzy Bizu and Radiohead’s Philip Selway. In 2010, she scooped the college’s Songwriter of the Year title, going on to perform extensively around London, including shows at Shepherds Bush Empire and the Roundhouse, sharing stages with Boy George, Mark Ronson and The Magnets. She also featured in funk-based duo The Near Future, releasing the EP A Little Understanding in 2011. Since moving to Glasgow the following year, she’s taken the helm of her own line-up, Rare Groove Band, gigging regularly around the city and beyond.
With a voice that’s pure yet piquant, bright yet sultry, crystal-clear yet richly nuanced, allied with a talent and style encompassing jazz, blues, Latin, funk and soul elements, she’s the perfect fresh addition to The Bevvy Sisters’ uniquely heady cocktail.
Cera will of course also join us on SAT 28 JAN at CELTIC CONNECTIONS for another 10th BIRTHDAY BASH.
Meanwhile join us to give her a great send off at the Xmas Party at the Traverse with The Soundhouse Organisation on MON DEC. Bring out The Bad Boys.
We were very proud to be part of what was a stellar event in Edinburgh Festival Theatre for the benefit of the one and only Dick Gaughan on Sunday just past.
Singing as part of Dick Gaughan's most recent band with Stuart Nisbet, Nico Bruce, Jim McDermott and Andy May,
and backing Eddi Reader, Karine Polwart and Brian MacNeill as well as contributing a couple of our own songs.
Also appearing were the legendary likes of Billy Bragg, Phil & Aly and Barbara Dickson, Rab Noakes and Siobhan Miller.
Simply an honour!
21 NOV 2016
Despite their timeless vocal magic, 2016 marks a decade since Edinburgh harmony combo The Bevvy Sisters first joined forces, and they celebrate tonight in suitably sumptuous style. Back in the very same venue that hosted their debut, and uniting all six lead singers who’ve graced the line-up, this one-off collaboration sees founding member Heather Macleod, Scottish jazz doyenne Gina Rae and Arizona-born songstress Cera Impala – joined by Kaela Rowan, Lindsey Black and Roberta Pia, backed by instrumental mainstay and Fellow Bevvy David Donnelly, plus special guests James Mackintosh (percussion) and Emma Smith (double bass). While drawing on the classic harmony girl-group tradition, the Bevvys’ unique repertoire sets them vibrantly apart from the crowd, combining gorgeous new arrangements of vintage US roots and swing/jazz sounds with potent original songwriting. Tonight’s birthday set-list includes both current material and older favourites from previous line-ups, together with newly-written songs and specially-arranged numbers featuring the full nine-piece band.
FAB WEE TRAILER for our BIG BIRTHDAY BASH. THU 21 JULY @ EDINBURGH JAZZ FESTIVAL
SOUNDTRACK by DJ DOLPHIN BOY and FEAT. HIGHLIGHTS over TEN YEARS. A memory-laden journey!!!
Well done Lindsey Black for putting it together. Tickets selling well, almost half way there! GET 'EM QUICK.
Some very exciting news that's been worth waiting for...
How'd you fancy seeing this lively lot - THE SIX PACK - all together for a totally unique one-off celebration for OUR TENTH BIRTHDAY!!!
We commence celebrations of our 10th year at EDINBURGH JAZZ & BLUES FESTIVAL on THURSDAY JULY 21st in the VERY SPOT we started out TEN YEARS AGO aboard The Goodship LOVEBOAT, in the SPIEGELTENT at GEORGE SQUARE. Read all about it and get your ticket HERE for our BIG BIRTHDAY BASH.
We like it when a plan comes off. We are not going to do Edinburgh Fringe this year, and instead celebrate our birthday BIG STYLE at the Jazz Festival, whilst you're all still nice and lively and instead head off to the Highlands for most of August.
Check out all the dates on our GIG PAGE. See you at the PARTY to celebrate what's been an amazing DECADE!!!
Happy New Year to you all. We sincerely wish you all the best for it and hope to see you in it!
We just found ourselves a late Xmas pressie in the form of a 4 STAR review for our SOLD OUT night at the Traverse with the wonderful Soundhouse Organisation.
From the Scotsman, it came out unnoticed on Xmas Day!
'Skillful and exuberant..expansive..cheerful..breezily upbeat..classily elegant.' * * * * Scotsman
read the whole thing HERE
A Very Bevvy Xmas to you!!! It's been a while.
We're revving up for our final night out of 2015 and our annual Xmas Party!!! at The Traverse Theatre Bar on Monday night coming (21st)
We'll have some treats for you at The Bevvy Boutique - New shirts and panties.
It's selling extremely well so get your tickets HERE
If you can't make it then we wish you a Very Bevvy Xmas and look forward to seeing you in 2016!!!
We'll announce some exciting new dates for the new year, in the new year.
Big Bevvy Love
Excited to receive our take from Whispering Bob TV/ Under the Apple Sessions, recorded at Summertyne Festival earlier this year.
When we spotted his very own IPA beer we recorded a little jingle for his BBC R2 Show too! We're told he's got it and it's coming soon..
Watch our performance of Cera's beautiful song 'Whiskey' HERE
Summer sets -The Fringe and the Festivals are over and we're into the Autumn. It has been a lot of fun.
Come and courie in with us at one of our Autumn gigs where we're delighted to continue our exploration of the exquisite songs of Michael Marra. All details on our GIGS page.
Hope to courie in with you for an evening somewhere.
'S'all happnin!!! Here just in this lush little trailer for our imminent date with The Bad Boys from The Loveboat Big Band....Thanks to SUMMERHALL TV and Sean Purser. See you down the Speakeasy at the biggest and baddest festival there is.
Exciting month!!! Quality festivals galore, check out some of the finest posterage available..
Starting with SUMMERTYNE AMERICANA FESTIVAL, onto EDINBURGH JAZZ & BLUES FESTIVAL,
hot onto the EDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL and some fun to be had as ever, then squeezing into the last week we have
DOUNE THE RABBIT HOLE , and INNERLEITHEN MUSIC FESTIVAL.
HAWD. US. BACK!!!
Amazing review from our visit to Shetland for the Jazz & World Sounds Festival and with our tribute to the late & great Michael Marra.
So so great to be back there again. Thanks so much to Jeff Merrifield, Dave Hammond & Debbie for feeding us royally!!!