Simon Kempston is an Edinburgh based award-winning singer-songwriter and leading acoustic fingerstyle guitarist composing and performing original and contemporary acoustic music, steeped in the traditions of folk, celtic and blues music.

Simon has performed at many of the major venues, folk/blues clubs and festivals in Scotland, the UK and regularly tours the length & breadth of Europe. He has also performed live on BBC Radio Stations across the UK, as well as other local and specialist music radio stations.

Delicately beautiful melodies, strikingly politicised lyrics....there's a real sense of craft here
Alan Morrison
The Sunday Herald
Highly recommended, very fine album from a very fine young Scottish musician
Iain Anderson
BBC Radio Scotland
Highly engaging work – a persuasive piece of work and a distinctive sound
Jim Gilchrist
The Scotsman
Brilliant and quite unique guitar skills, Dundee has undoubtedly produced one of Scotland’s most poetic and expressive musicians
Three Weeks
Edinburgh Festival Magazine
One of Scotland's very best singer-songwriters
Alan Morrison
The Sunday Herald
Beautiful tunes…..infinitely talented
BBC at the Edinburgh Festival
The beauty of the music grows with every listen, 'A Fine Line' is a collection of songs which is incredibly reflective, intelligent and deserving of serious attention
Charlotte Taylor
Maverick Magazine
Truly extraordinary song and video
Tom Morton
BBC Radio Scotland
Lovely songs, elegantly & beautifully played
Cherrie McIwaine
BBC Radio Ulster
A stunning talent
STV (Scottish Television)
A great listen
Michael Rossi
Late Junction, BBC Radio 3
Intelligent, passionate and highly original
fROOTS magazine
Thought provoking lyrics coupled with beautifully crafted songs make this a beguiling album.
Rick Fulton
The Daily Record