Kim Edgar (SCO)
Based in Edinburgh, singer songwriter Kim’s intensity and intimacy in performance have led to her being described as Scotland’s very own Tori Amos (Sunday Herald). Attracting five star reviews for her recordings and live performances, Kim's songs reflect her classical piano background, and her interest in horror, fairy tales, feminism and social history, which she studied during her degree in English Language & Literature. Kim "combines narratives of courageous honesty with darkly delicious melodies" (Spiral Earth), crafting songs which are "strangely uplifting, despite the well-phrased, sombre lyrics" (The BIG Issue). Her debut album, "butterflies and broken glass" (2008) received a five star review in Scotland On Sunday, and her follow up, "The Ornate Lie" (2012) was also critically acclaimed, being ranked 11th in the top Scottish albums of 2012 (Sunday Herald), nominated for Best Album (Spiral Earth) and awarded Songwriter Of The Week (Iain Anderson, BBC Radio Scotland). Her latest album, “Stories Untold” (2016) was produced by CARA bandmate Jürgen Treyz, and also received a five star review from Spiral Earth which stated she “is probably one of the best songwriters in Britain today”. Kim has also come under the spotlight as a member of genre-hopping collective The Burns Unit, whose debut release, "Side Show" (2010) was warmly welcomed, with performances at Cambridge Folk Festival, on Later With Jools Holland, and for HRH The Queen, with bandmate Karine Polwart.
“Kim Edgar combines narratives of courageous honesty with darkly delicious melodies.” (Spiral Earth)