First of all, thank you very much to everyone who voted in our wee poll over the last week. I wasn't sure how popular an idea it would be, but 230 votes says it all! The poll closed with Scottish singer/songwriter Lori McTear being the runaway winner with over 70 votes more than Nakota who finished second.
So anyway, Lori McTear enjoyed a great year in 2012, being chosen to support well loved acts like The View, Newton Faulkner, Ocean Colour Scene; playing at highly attended festivals such as The Big Stooshie and Troon Festival; and 2012 was also the year of Lori McTear's second single Freedom and Machine Guns. All that at on 18 years of age!
After playing her first show in Glasgow's George Square at the age of 15, Lori decided that playing music was exactly what she wanted to do- 3 years on and she hasn't looked back since. Her country/folk style of music has her drawing parallels to fellow country-women Amy McDonald and KT Tunstall and has proved popular with her many hundreds of fans. Lori is midway through her Scottish tour where she has so far played Inverness, Dundee, Glasgow, Perth and Aberdeen, with two Dunfermline gigs, one in Ayr and MV Festival in Aviemore all yet to come.
If you fancy it, go over to http://www.lorimctear.co.uk/#/music-shop/4564526083 where you can buy Lori's single in CD form for only £3.00. From that link, there are also links to Lori's Facebook, Twitter, ReverbNation and her YouTube account and all the dates from her tour.
Have a listen to this brilliant upcoming artist and try to make it along to one of her gigs before she makes it big...then you can say you supported her before everyone else did!