If I told you a Scottish singer was bringing a slice of Californian sunshine to the music scene, you’d think I had a severe case of the post-summer blues, but meet Kerri Watt; a singer/songwriter from Milngavie who releases her Orange County-soaked, debut EP, “Who’s Lovin’ Me Now?” today via Libertines drummer, Gary Powell’s record label, 25 Hour Convenience Store Records.

Soulful vocals, punchy drums and a hand-clap breakdown make up this feel-good title track, while bluesy track, “Pirate Man” and heartfelt ballad, “So Crazy” also feature and give real flavour of Kerri’s exciting, eclectic range.

Born and raised just outside Glasgow, Kerri’s childhood was sound-tracked by Michael Jackson’s “Bad” and fuelled her early love for music before she learned to play the piano and competed in regional dance shows by the age of 8. She auditioned for a theatre school in California and moved to Orange County after winning a place at just 16 years old. The move sparked Kerri’s love affair with California and it has had a lasting impact on her music.  She returned to London where she studied musical theatre for 3 years before embarking on relentless gigging at Open Mic Nights in Glasgow.

Drawing influence from a wide variety of artists, including Train, Katy Perry, Freddie Mercury, The Rolling Stones and, of course, Michael Jackson, Kerri has been crafting her live performance and presence with live stints at LA’s Whiskey A Go Go, Glastonbury, Dot To Dot Festival and Camden Rocks

The Libertines’ Gary Powell offered Kerri a record deal on the spot after seeing her perform and she releases her debut EP, “Who’s Lovin’ Me Now?” via Powell’s newly-reformed record label today!

For more information on Kerri Watt, please visit www.kerriwatt.com

 

 

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