A night of Swing and Jazzy Scottish Folk with Kitty Whitelaw and pals…
Kitty Whitelaw is a versatile performer originally from Alloa, Scotland, who has made a name for herself in the world of live performance, spanning various artistic mediums including live music, theatre, film, and TV. Her passion for performing has taken her to different parts of the world, including all over the UK, Paris, and Singapore, where she has showcased her talents.
In London, Kitty is known as a regular gigging Jazz vocalist, frequently performing with different bands in the vibrant jazz scene of the city. One of her notable achievements was making her official debut at the EFG London Jazz Festival in 2019, where she received excellent reviews from jazz enthusiasts and the press.
In addition to her jazz performances, Kitty also co-writes original music as Vocal and Double Bass duo, Sealionwoman. Their original music has gained recognition and airplay on various radio stations, including BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 6, NTS, and Resonance FM. In London they have played live concerts at the Union Chapel, EARTH Hackney, Cafe Oto amongst others.
Kitty’s recent original musical endeavours have become more influenced by folk music, so this inspired her to create “Riffin The Scotch” (named after the 1933 Billie Holiday/Bennie Goodman tune). A project that brings together her love for Jazz and folk music, with Maxine Sullivan’s 1937 recording of “Loch Lomond” as one of the main sources of inspiration.
“Björk and Billie Holiday…come to mind while listening to Kitty Whitelaw’s exquisite vocals…” Prog Magazine