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Artist Spotlight: Caroline Gilmour


Caroline Gilmour grew up in former coal mining village, Newtongrange, near Edinburgh, Scotland. Her love of music started in her childhood where she fell in love with 80s pop and power ballads. During her teenage years, she became heavily involved in music at school, playing saxophone and keyboard in various school bands. Inspiration to write her own songs and learn to play acoustic guitar stemmed from singer songwriters such as Alanis Morrisette and Scotland’s own Eddi Reader.

She started singing in local bars and working men’s clubs across Scotland whilst writing her own material behind closed doors. After playing in her first band in her early 20s, Caroline decided to go it alone to forge a career as a solo artist in 2008.

Her first official album release ‘Take A Look’, in 2011, saw her team up with Glasgow-based producer James Duffin and his father, Graeme Duffin (guitarist in Wet Wet Wet).

In 2012, Caroline teamed up with James again and released the 4 track EP What Georgina Said’. This EP propelled her onto the Scottish music scene, generating a number of favorable reviews and interviews, with radio play on both BBC Radio Scotland and Bauer Media’s Scottish In: Demand Uncut show and reviews in The Scottish Sun, The Daily Record, Diva Magazine and i.on Magazine.

A dance remixes of her track ‘Space‘ from the Take A Look album was released in 2013.  It was remixed and produced by top Scottish DJ Craig Wilson and has had airplay on the club scene, Amazing Radio (Jim Gellatly) and Clyde 1.

2014 saw Caroline team up with Edinburgh based music producer Al James to release the single Paper Planes with B Side Together In Electric Dreams, a cover of the hit 80s electronic track.

Caroline has opened for artists such as Charlotte Church, Kim Churchill, Paper Aeroplanes, Dean Owens, Eleanor McEvoy, Tom Baxter, Jon Gomm, Sam Brookes and Horse.

She has also performed at Celtic Connections, Edinburgh’s St Andrew’s Day Celebrations, The Edinburgh Fringe, Foodies Festival, Leith Festival, MTV Staying Alive Foundation, The Cavern (Liverpool), Monto Water Rats (London), toured in Germany, and performed in China and Australia when travelling on Sabbatical.  She is also regularly performing at private house concerts and events and has made several TV appearances on STV’s The Fountainbridge Show and The Late Show.

Her latest EP ‘Electric Waterfalls’ released in March 2016 went straight into No.1 in the UK Official Vinyl Singles Chart and No.2 in the Physical Singles Chart. Produced by Jud Mahoney (Justin Timberlake, Babyface), this is a departure in musical style for Caroline, which is influenced by her love of 80s electro pop.

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