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Friday, June 8th, 2018
7:30 PM
Jill Jackson is an award-winning Americana artist based in Glasgow. Jackson first burst on to the UK music scene as the front woman of rock band Speedway, with whom she scored several UK top ten hits. When the band split Jackson embarked upon a career as a solo artist and developed a more authentic Americana musical style. A style far removed from the pop/rock music that made her name. Free from the scripted pop industry slowly the true talents of Jackson emerged.

Shying from the limelight for a few years, Jackson spent a lot of time on the road supporting and touring with artists such as Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart, Albert Lee, Roger McGuinn as well as writing for former Spice Girl Melanie C. Jill has released a total of three solo albums, independently released via her website. It was a simple collection of songs that did not make it onto Jackson's previous albums and alternate versions of previously released tracks. To Jackson's surprise this album became a major career turning point.

This lead to the formation of a new project band 'The Chaplins'. Winners of the prestigious Celtic Connections Danny Kyle Award. The band then went on to successfully tour across Europe with Runrig and feature on TV shows such as the 'The Andrew Marr Show'.

In 2016, Jackson emerged as a true solo artist and continues to enjoy playing live and writing new material with a UK Headline tour expected in 2018 followed by the release of her 4th solo studio album.

www.jilljackson.co.uk