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Cigarettes and Lipstick: Talent Scout Edition, Eilidh McKellar

07 May 2014


If you have been reading my blog for a while, you know how much I love good music, to the point that I just refuse to listen to 95% of pop music these days. IMO it's crap compared to the pop music I grew listening to, i.e, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, and Michael Jackson.  It warms my heart when I stumble upon or contacted by up and coming musician who are as talented as they are good and Eilidh (pronounced Ay-lay) McKellar, a Scottish transplant is an example of this.

Eilidh is a part of that fourth wave of the UK invasion but unlike her counterparts who are bluesy, Eilidh carries a rock and roll punch with  bluesy-ish/blue grass tones. With a voice that is purely electric, Eilidh is sure to leave a lasting impression.



Song Summer Daze (from her first LP) opens up with a rocking guitar rifts and then Eilidh smoky raspy voice takes over the song. You can't help,but make this song your summer anthem. Her voice sounds as if she was coached by the likes of Stevie Ray Vaughan and B.B. King but her guitar rifts are purely 80s rock and roll. 






From her upcoming LP, the single 'Hold Steady' has become one of my favorite of the spring. This single throws me back to the days of Prince and Rick James in the early 80s. That same soulful sound combined with pure rock perfection. To be fair, Eilidh, has her own unique sound, but you can definitely hear her influences in it.





I hope you have enjoyed Eilidh just as much as I have.  I am definitely going to be watching this lady's star rise. You can purchase both singles on Itunes  and follow her on Facebook and  Twitter and visit her site here.