Offbeat Kirsty – ‘Secret Of The Heart’ Album
Releasing her debut album Secret Of The Heart at the age of 53, vocalist and electric violist Offbeat Kirsty steps into the foreground, finally claiming her place as a solo artist in her own right after years of studio session work at Offbeat studios.
Kirsty first appeared on an album entitled Message by Iain McKinna in 1984 who performed under the name Zed. During a tour of Europe to promote the album she began to suffer from back problems. After Zed, they formed The Harmonics with percussionist Dave Haswell and ran Edinburgh’s Sonic Studios from 1987-92.
Their first album ‘Sonic Waves’ was well received and a track she sang – entitled “Living The Dream” won Best Song for the Music In Scotland Trust in 1992. Kirsty’s illness became acute around this time and all efforts to promote the music were cut short by her disability.
In 2006 a song she sang on entited “Searching” reached no1 on Apple’s music site icompositions.com. To hear Searching go to Offbeat Compilation 2 Page Following this she slowly gained the confidence to finally record a solo album of songs. Her distinctive ethereal and emotive singing voice is immediately identifiable and this album is the culmination of her collaboration with producer/songwriter Iain McKinna.
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