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Carly Connor - TRNSMT

Carly Connor - TRNSMT

A country singer at heart, Glasgow girl Carly Connor moved to London at 17 after being signed by Atlantic Records. Back in Glasgow, her music is both upbeat but also full of first-hand life experience.

Her EP ‘The Goldie Hawn stole my guitar’ was released in May this year and she joined a fabulous line-up at TRNSMT’s Queen Tut’s stage on Friday.

The singer-songwriter says the song-writing process has become easier since meeting her band. 

I met my band through a mutual friend a few years back.

When I’ve been writing with people, I’ve always found it quite difficult but when I met the guitarist Tino, I just loved the way he wrote and we just took to each other.

It’s been brilliant. I know people say “we’re best friends” but those boys literally are my best friends – they’re who I hang about with.

Connor has recently been asked to feature on BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge and was bursting with enthusiasm when Glasgow UNESCO City of Music spoke to her.

Channelling fierce and soulful energy, the songstress credits Janis Joplin, Lucinda Williams, Otis Redding and Maria McKee as her greatest inspirations.

She is next playing at King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut on 9th August and the Linlithgow festival Party at the Palace on 10th August.