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I'm a queer singer/songwriter and producer based in Edinburgh, Scotland. My writings manoeuvre their way through an eclectic background of pop, folk, Americana and singer/songwriters landing somewhere between Tom Odell, Harry Styles and Brandi Carlile. 

 

Finding my feet in the quiet listening rooms of Edinburgh, I won the inaugural BBC Scotland “Singer/Songwriter of the Year” in 2019 and went on to play some of Scotland's most iconic venues including headline shows at King Tut’s, Sneaky Pete’s and Rosslyn Chapel as well as opening for “Horse” at The Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh. I spent 2020 exploring the world of co-writing, practicing my craft alongside writers from around the world.

 

This year has already seen my latest single "Saving Grace" featured by Jo Whiley on her BBC Radio 2 show, I've been named as one of The Sun's "10 for 2021" by Jim Gellatly and have confirmed my festival debut on the King Tut's Stage at this years TRNSMT Festival in September.

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LATEST RELEASE - "SAVING GRACE"

Mike McKenzie Photo Image Scottish Singer Songwriter Saving Grace

"Saving Grace" is my first studio release of 2021 and was written while my husband and I were separated due to covid travel restrictions for more than 8 months. It explores the hopeful loneliness we have all experienced through this challenging time; spending so much time apart from our families and loved ones.

 

The recording was done mainly in my home studio in Edinburgh with additional instrumentation added remotely. The strings were arranged and recorded by Elspeth Mackay in Glasgow and the track was mixed by Liam Narrie in his London studio.

The single has already received multiple national radio plays including BBC Radio 2 with Jo Whiley, BBC Radio Scotland with Grant Stott, Janice Forsyth and Roddy Hart as well as being featured on Amazing Radio with Jim Gellatly.

PREVIOUS RELEASES

Mike McKenzie The Christmas Song Singer Songwriter Scotland
Mike McKenzie Songwriter Vol.1 EP Singer Scotland
Mike McKenzie Happy Singer Songwriter Scotland
Mike McKenzie Love Like This Singer Songwriter Scotland

CO-WRITING & PRODUCTION

My focus over the last year has been to expand my songwriting and production portfolio from my home studio in Edinburgh, continually seeking new projects with upcoming artists and writers. Get in touch for writing enquiries or collaborations by messaging me at here.

RECENT CO-WRITERS AND PRODUCTION PROJECTS

Tamzene

TAMZENE

MAN OF THE MINCH

KERRI WATT

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BENJAMIN TRILLADO

SCOUT

LIV DAWN

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MALLY SMITH

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NATHANIEL CARTIER

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SARAH OWENS

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GAVIN BLACKIE

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ELEANOR KANE

MORVEN & THE MCARDLES

 

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