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Growing up as the daughter of one half of Scotland’s favourite singer-songwriting duo The Proclaimers, Roseanne Reid thought music was just a job her dad did when he left for work; it was not something she thought of ever taking up as a career. 

That was until she saw the beguiling Martha Wainwright perform alongside brother Rufus at a gig in Edinburgh. After Martha, lightning struck for Reid and she got her mum, Petra, to teach her to play guitar. By seventeen she was performing her songs in the bars and folk clubs of Scotland and avoiding interviews on the topic of musical parents.

She developed her distinctive brand of Americana in 2014 at Steve Earle’s Camp Copperhead in New York. Creating heartfelt songs from a personal and sincere place, Roseanne captivates audiences with a voice that exudes a gentle confidence reminiscent of folk and alt. country legends like Gillian Welch and Lucinda Williams. 

Reid’s simple acoustic guitar and extraordinary vocal set-up is perfect for Bobiks’ intimate setting, where she performs on Saturday 3rd August.


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