"She can silence a crowd with little more than a whisper.” - Daily Record
Siobhan Wilson Biography
Multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, TV and film composer, and data-driven classical composer Siobhan Wilson was born in Elgin, Morayshire, UK and now lives in Edinburgh. A trained cellist from St Mary's Music School, pianist, guitarist, and composer - she has 10 years of live touring and studio production and returned to classical music to complete a masters in composition at Edinburgh University and open study at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
Siobhan creates monthly podcasts and monthly live-stream shows on Patreon.com/fanspace
Her 2017 Scottish Album of the Year shortlisted album 'There Are No Saints’ drew attention from the likes of Rolling Stone, gained a BBC6 Radio 'album of the day' was a Lauren Laverne headphone moment and Wilson is a regular live performer at BBC Scotland and BBC6 radio stations.
In the last year, the Scottish songwriter-composer has toured the UK, USA and Canada supporting the likes of Suzanne Vega and The Proclaimers and playing sold out headline shows.
Her recent releases Plastic Grave and The Departure are released on her own D.I.Y record label "Suffering Fools Records". Wilson donated £400 to Extinction Rebellion and spends all her spare time making art projects or collecting donations for on women in the arts, animal extinction, and climate change.
Her song 'Terrible Woman' from the Departure featured on the UK BBC Drama "Back To Life" from the producers of Fleabag, and is being aired currently on the TV channel Showtime, in the USA. "Marry You featured on Frankie Boyle's prime time UK TV show New World Order.
From sweeping cascading vocals over string orchestra, to grungey-ethereal electric guitar and drums, Wilson currently records her upcoming album with the legend Steve Albini (Shellac, Nirvana) in Chicago and in London with musical collaborator and producer Luciano Rossi in London.
Wilson runs her own indie record label “Suffering Fools Records” which earlier this year saw her highly-acclaimed album 'The Departure', from which the lead single 'Marry You' featured in September 2019 on Saturday night's BBC Frankie Boyle's 'New World Order’.
Her 2017 Scottish Album of the Year shortlisted album 'There Are No Saints’ drew attention from the likes of Rolling Stone.
This artist is funded by Creative Scotland, PRS Foundation, HMUK, and more. The partnerships with Suffering Fools Records are built carefully, over years.
"One of the most stunning collections of songs to be released in a long time" - Drowned in Sound
"A sparse, tender record tying English indie-folk with European classical music to spellbinding effect. - The Skinny
Photos by Gemma Dagger
Rolling Stone 2017
Siobhan Wilson, There Are No Saints:
This Scottish-born prodigy's debut opens with a fever-dream where her voice, sylphlike and airy, is multiplied into a choir, a loping piano guiding along her harmonic cascades and flights of countermelody.
"We played this very track on Monday and, to be honest, the reaction to it was huge. Her voice, that instrumentation, those melodies!" -
Lauren Laverne’s BBC 6Music Blog
“Dear God had us hang on every syllable” - The Herald
"" ..personal, touching lyrics.. " Vic Galloway, BBC Scotland