ScotSoul were formed in February 2017 when 5 friends, all established performers in their own right, joined forces to enter BBC1’s exciting new singing contest ‘Pitch Battle’. With over 100 years of performing experience between them, ScotSoul push their music and performance skills to a whole new level as a vocal group with dynamic harmonies and an exciting, fun visual show.
Band members Natalie James, Shirley McAlpine, Des McFarlane, Louise McFarlane and James Smart all bring something unique and diverse to ScotSoul. Natalie has an established pop music background and was a member of Netherlands pop sensation ‘Bad Candy’. Shirley has sung in covers bands for many years with an eclectic taste but is strongly influenced by music’s greatest Soul singers. Des is the chameleon of the group with a natural talent for vocal impersonations and can sing anything from pop/ rock to classical and opera. Louise has been influenced by country music throughout the years but can turn her hand to anything with influences from the likes of Dolly Parton to Celine Dion. James influences are 80’s rock and pop, having been a Freddie Mercury tribute for many years but has recently turned his hand to traditional Scottish music.……. Read More