Siobhan Wilson Biography
Singer, composer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist Siobhan Wilson grew up in Elgin, Scotland. She is a trained cellist, singer, composer and pianist from St Mary's Music School of Edinburgh. Siobhan has 15 years of international studio production experience including in New York, Paris, Budapest and Scotland. After a 5 year stay in Paris, France, returned to the UK where she has become one of Scotland's most exciting artists.
The first single of a brand new series of unique songs by Siobhan Wilson in 2023, “Quand La Vie Fait Mal”, is an alt-folk song, sung in French with ease, Wilson's ‘petit accent’ seamlessly joining words to music.
Ethereal, sparkling acoustic guitars envelope her signature mellifluous multi-layered richly harmonizing backing vocals, evocative of Vashti Bunyan’s “Diamond Day”.
Clementine March, French chanteuse signed to Lost Map Records, wrote the delicately poetic yet powerful philosophical lyrics for “Quand La Vie Fait Mal”, which Wilson then turned into music by writing and recording the track in her home studio in the Scottish Borders.
In 2021 Siobhan composed her first short documentary score for "Miann Na Mara/Wish for the Waves" available on BBC iplayer. Her second documentary score is now available on iPlayer "Clo beag Chirsty Bella".
Siobhan is the singing voice for indie game "Planet of Lana", Xbox, Wishfully, Thunderful 2023.
The Scottish songwriter-composer has toured the UK, USA and Canada supporting the likes of Suzanne Vega and The Proclaimers and as well as her own headline shows.
Her song 'Terrible Woman' featured on the UK BBC Drama "Back To Life" from the producers of Fleabag, and is being aired currently on the TV channel Showtime, in the USA. "Marry You featured on Frankie Boyle's prime time UK TV show New World Order.
Siobhan is an assistant writer for the prolific composer Takeshi Furukawa at Noise Refinery. A high-end production music label based in L.A crafted for trailers, films, television, video games, and beyond.
Siobhan recently completed a masters degree in music composition at Edinburgh University after open study at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
She creates monthly live-stream shows and behind the scenes news on
Patreon.com/fanspace £3/month where she engages with her fanbase.
In 2013, Siobhan's music was used in a French play by Nicolas Bedos starring Melanie Laurent (Inglorius Bastards) https://vimeo.com/channels/siobhanwilson/9642638
Her 2017 album 'There Are No Saints’ was shortlisted for the Scottish Album of the Year and drew attention from the likes of Rolling Stone and BBC6 Radio Lauren Laverne who listed it as her 'album of the day. Wilson is a regular live performer at BBC Scotland and BBC6 radio stations and was also shortlisted for "Best Musician" in The Sunday Herald Culture Awards in the same year
Her recent releases Plastic Grave and The Departure are released on her own D.I.Y record label "Suffering Fools Records". Wilson donated £400 to XR Scotland and spends all her spare time making art projects.
From sweeping cascading vocals over string orchestra, to grungey-ethereal electric guitar and drums, Wilson currently records her upcoming album with the legend Steve Albini (Shellac, Nirvana) in Chicago and in London with musical collaborator and producer Luciano Rossi in London. .
Wilson runs her own indie record label “Suffering Fools Records” which earlier this year saw her highly-acclaimed album 'The Departure', from which the lead single 'Marry You' featured in September 2019 on Saturday night's BBC Frankie Boyle's 'New World Order’.
This artist is gratefully funded by Creative Scotland, PRS Foundation, HMUK, and more. The partnerships with Suffering Fools Records are built carefully, over years.
In her spare time, Siobhan walks her dog McTavish, contributes to POWA Scotland, holds a certificate in Mental Health First aid, and has a Level 3 Award in Education and Training in City & Guilds.
Photos by Gemma Dagger
"We played this very track on Monday and, to be honest, the reaction to it was huge. Her voice, that instrumentation, those melodies!" -
Lauren Laverne’s BBC 6Music Blog
This Scottish-born prodigy's debut opens with a fever-dream where her voice, sylphlike and airy, is multiplied into a choir, a loping piano guiding along her harmonic cascades and flights of countermelody.
2023 The List Magazine UK
"a soothing slice of ethereal bliss that’ll ease you into the new year... Wilson’s voice is always goose pimple-inducing, and here she’s made the aural equivalent of a warm bath, equal parts relaxing and meditative."
“Dear God had us hang on every syllable” - The Herald
"" ..personal, touching lyrics.. " Vic Galloway, BBC Scotland
"One of the most stunning collections of songs to be released in a long time" - Drowned in Sound
"A sparse, tender record tying English indie-folk with European classical music to spellbinding effect. - The Skinny