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"Live Music Review - Palace Theatre - 24th March 2005"

Well it was good to be at The Palace again. The Cafe/Bar is up the stairs from the main auditorium, it is quite intimate and somewhat reminiscent of the old style "Uni" bar, more so tonight as The Palace was hosting the third in a series of four live music events run by "My first Cult" who are described as "an online arts resource based in East Ayrshire but embracing local culture from all over Scotland".

This is a wonderful opportunity to showcase new talent and Vivien was one of tonight's featured artists, a delightful contrast to the other three "boy" bands appearing.

Vivien opened with a rich, haunting rendition of Patsy Cline's "Crazy", which my daughters were still humming on the train home, followed by some of her own material.

Vivien's own lyrics are insightful and real. My personal favourite "No Strings" struck a highly resonant chord. Her style is quite individual but very easy on the ear and we were all sad that she only had a half hour set.

It only seems like yesterday that we were at The Palace for Donnie's concert on May 7th last year - but what a long way we've all come since then!

Vivien still has a few dates to play between now and the middle of June, I can highly recommend her to anyone who has a chance to catch a performance - a definite five star rating.

Crazy (Patsy Cline)
No Strings
Blues Bar Room Brawl
Face On The Wall
It'll Get Better
Better Be Home Soon (Crowded House?)

Sarah Ellen: Donnie Munro Website Forum:

With kind thanks to Vivien Scotson for permission to use this review.

You can buy Vivien Scotson's music from here.
- Sarah Ellen

"The Blues Bunny Review of Vivein Scotson Album"

Yes, more Scottish talent. This album represents a collection of Ms Scotson's studio and home recorded tracks from the last 3 years.

Sensitively performed and arranged throughout, this album highlights both her song writing and her sweet voice. The songs all seem to be very personal. Perhaps this is what makes them so affecting. Our favourite tracks were the gentle and poetic "The Moon and the Sea" and the impassioned "Love Undercover". Curiously enough, the album ends with sounds suspiciously like a child singing "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star".

It seems to the BluesBunny that these modern day singer-songwriters must split their time between song writing and having failed relationships. BluesBunny feels like he should give them all a cuddle but they will have to settle for a recommendation instead. An honest and touching selection of songs that you will return to time and time again.

Available only as a download at present. You can get the 10 tracks from
- BluesBunny

"About "Welcome" by The Wendy House Collective"

As a calling card for each of the artists as individuals, it does a good job. There's not one artist on the compilation that lets the side down. You feel that everyone that took part in the recording has the talent and ability to deliver a full length album that would do them justice. "Call Centre Blues" is the track of the album for me, but for strength of consistency over the two songs, it's a close tie between Vivien Scotson and brother/sister duo Finniston. It's nice to see musicians working together for the greater good of each other as well as giving themselves another outlet for their material. "Welcome" is not only a good idea, it's a good record. " -

"Wendy House Collective"

Vivien Scotson is a young singer-songwriter and is very likely to receive a lot of media exposure in the next few weeks. As part of time-old tradition, underdogs Gretna F.C. are releasing a record to celebrate their Scottish Cup Final appearance and Vivien features on the track, so if you happen to catch the track on television, you can put a face to this review.

- The Mag

"Tom Hingly Support Advert"

Tom will be supported by the exciting singer / songwriter Vivien Scotson, making a much anticipated return to the cafe bar. Her subtle blend of blues, folk and contemporary styles won her many plaudits when she played there in March of this year.
- My First Cult

"The Wendy House Launch Review"

Vivien Scotson has a warmth and strength of voice that is immediately recognisable. Sadly, by this late stage people had drank themselves into happy chatter and a lot of the sound was drowned out. But she performed a great show, displaying competent musicianship and lyrical beauty and melodies that are immediately apparent and distinct. Delicate, sincere and unquestionable creative, Vivien is sure to become a renowned musician in Glasgow and Scotland generally. A nice short set all round.
- Colin McGuire


There is also a four track band demo CD available on request for festivals, promoters and Radio DJ's etc.

Vivien also sells her own solo album at gigs. Only available at her gigs.



Vivien is influenced directly by life around her. Her songs are generally positive ways at looking at things that at times are not so positive... heart ache, bereavement, family and life in general, all feature in her songs.
Vivien only grew the confidence to sing in public three years ago, but since then, has supported Charlie Pride on his UK tour, supported Sandi Thom, appeared on television and performed over 75 gigs in the year of moving to Glasgow from the Highlands, where she lived for 6 years.
Vivien was born and brought up in a village called Carmunnock, on the outskirts of Glasgow, and then moved up north when she was 18 with her mother and some of her sisters after the split of her parents.
Vivien decided that for the sake of her career, she should pack up her car, once again, and head for the Glasgow city lights and venues to further her career. It was obviously the correct decision to make.