United Kingdom
Influences: West European
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'Pulse' is a collaboration between multi-award winning musician and composer Mairi Campbell and sound engineer/DJ David Gray of Sound Cafe Studios. 'Pulse' is a combination of Campbell's ancient/traditional approach and Gray's modern/electronic music, giving it a sound that is both worldly and new. The album is due for release in September 2014.

Campbell's reputation as an influential Scottish musician has grown steadily throughout her career. She was awarded 'Scots Singer of The Year' in 2007 and 'Tutor of The Year' in 2011 at the MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards. In 2008 she won the Live Ireland Music Award for 'Best Female Musician of the Year', as well as the award for 'Best Composition of the Year'. Her voice shot to fame when, in 2008, her version of Auld Lang Syne (with David Francis) was used in the soundtrack for Blockbuster movie 'Sex and The City'.

Gray founded the Sound Cafe Recording Studio in 1990. Numerous artists have recorded there, including David Rotheray (Beautiful South), Alex Cornish, Graeme Stephen, and Vashti Bunyan, to name but a few. Gray has collaborated with various producers including Robin Jones of the Beta Band and Fred Deakin of Lemon Jelly.

By combining their considerable talents, Campbell and Gray have achieved a sound that will draw any listener in. Campbell's profound ease with her instruments, viola and voice, and her natural and deep connection with her roots weave together with Gray's beautifully spacious, empathic accompaniments and unwavering sense of rhythm.