Our latest Artist of the Week in The Scotsman newspaper on Sunday is the classically trained pianist Kate E Lake!

We’re very pleased to announce that our Scotland division (made up of our Edinburgh and Glasgow teams) will be taking over and sponsoring the ‘Artist of the Week’ column in The Scotsman newspaper. The Scotsman is a renowned publication reporting on news since 1817, with a special focus on the arts and culture scene in Scotland. We’re thrilled to be supporting a column which puts front and centre young Scottish talent and emerging artists.

The latest feature, dubbed ‘Under the Radar’, focused on the incredible Kate E Lake. Kate is a professional pianist based in Scotland and will soon be releasing her debut EP ‘ROAMS’ of which she has worked with Royal Conservatoire alumus Gus Stirrat.

Kate E Lake has had an interesting musical journey which has taken her from wanting to be Elastica’s frontwoman Justine Frischmann, to travelling to Dublin and Paris to study classical piano and then a stint singing jazz standards upon her return to Glasgow.

However, it was when she discovered a love for singing folk songs at parties, that she decided to strike out as a recording artist in her own right. Citing influences including Agnes Obel, Nils Frahm, Julia Houlter, Eric Whitacre and Debussy her quality compositions have a strong cinematic appeal, but could also slot seamlessly into a Celtic Connections bill.”

You can read the full article on The Scotsman here.