Substance presents Hair of the Dog: Will Rouse + Malcolm MacWatt + Amity Miller + Esme White
Doors 7pm // £7 in advance // £9 OTD
Singer / Songwriter
Scottish songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Malcolm MacWatt is a unique voice in UK Americana weaving Celtic balladry into Trans-Atlantic folk.
Signed to respected US label Need To Know Music, MacWatt has iconic artists such as Gretchen Peters, Eliza Carthy and Kris Drever performing on his current album Settler.
He has released four albums since 2018, both as a solo artist and with his band The Glass Mountains.
Originally from the Highlands, MacWatt has lived in London since 2010.
“…superbly crafted compositions that skillfully combine elements of folk and country…it’s intelligent and absorbing, reminiscent of Steve Earle’s The Mountain” RnR Magazine
“While not an American, Scottish Malcolm MacWatt perfectly encapsulates Americana music, particularly the voice and sound of the Appalachian region” Tiffani Perkins, Americana Highways
Amity is a 16 year old multi-competition-winning singer, songwriter and musician, who is proudly autistic and trans. Despite having been on the scene less than a year, Amity was recently reviewed in The Guardian as having “miraculous vocals” and “dense, surreal lyricism” and has even been contacted by TV producers hungry to get Amity on their shows. Amity has been compared to Adele, Regina Spektor, Judy Garland and even Ian Dury in the national press and, despite their young age, is increasingly being invited to perform as a featured artist at London’s music venues.
Amity is based in London in the UK and when they are not writing new original songs, or performing at gigs, they are spending time in the recording studios to meet the demand for downloadable music that follows them at every performance, and also to collaborate with other artists. This spring, Amity’s song Boundaries (Stand Tall), co-written with New York hip hop artist MC Reef, will be streaming on all platforms as part of the release of MC Reef’s new album.
New Yorkian Songwriter
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