Moteh Parrott Nominated for Prestigious Award

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Moteh Parrott short-listed for the inaugural BBC Radio Scotland Singer/Songwriter Award.

The former Red Kites frontman has more recently been working with cellist Kathleen Rollins-McKie, drummer Marc Rollins-Mckie and Blair Young on bass.

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Red Kites at Rockness in 2012

Talking about his sound in an interview earlier this year, “[it’s] quite hard to define, although I usually say alternative indie folk or something similar… I’d say we were somewhere between Admiral Fallow, Ben Howard, Bon Iver, Elbow and Frightened Rabbit.”

Charged with finding the country’s newest star, The BBC Radio Scotland Singer/Songwriter Award, was described by Ricky Ross as “Great storytelling is at the heart of a great song. This award is a fantastic opportunity for aspiring singer/songwriters in Scotland”

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Moteh at Belladrum 2019

Whittling down the applications to a short list of ten Scottish based were a panel of musicians and other music professionals including Fran Healey, Horse McDonald and Dee Bahl.

It is now in the hands of a public vote (You can vote (for Moteh Parrott :)) HERE), with the final four voted by the public being invited to the final. This will involve a live performance on BBC Radio Scotland with the winner being decided by a judging panel.

Check out our coverage of Moteh over the years here.

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