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Simon Kempston is ‘one of Scotland’s very best singer-songwriters’ (The Herald), a composer and leading acoustic fingerstyle guitarist based in Edinburgh. His beautifully crafted material showcase his distinctive, intricate fingerstyle guitar work, and his gently nuanced, compelling tenor vocals.

Simon has performed across the world in 35 countries and counting.   Having toured for more than a decade internationally, he has countless experience of major festivals, television and radio appearances whilst his acclaimed life performances are intense, impassioned and unmissable.

Truly extraordinary song and video
Tom Morton
BBC Radio Scotland
'A Fine Line' is a great listen
Michael Rossi
Late Junction, BBC Radio 3
Highly recommended, very fine album from a very fine young Scottish musician
Iain Anderson
BBC Radio Scotland
Delicately beautiful melodies, strikingly politicised lyrics....there's a real sense of craft here
Alan Morrison
The Sunday Herald
Beautiful tunes…..infinitely talented
BBC at the Edinburgh Festival
Lovely songs, lovely production, elegantly & beautifully played, the songs give you goosebumps on the goosebumps
Cherrie McIwaine
BBC Radio Ulster
Beautifully authentic guitar style & heartfelt vocal
Tom Robinson
BBC Radio 6
Highly engaging work – a persuasive piece of work and a distinctive sound
Jim Gilchrist
The Scotsman
A stunning talent
STV (Scottish Television)
One of Scotland's very best singer-songwriters
Alan Morrison
The Sunday Herald
Intelligent, passionate and highly original
fROOTS magazine
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
Thought provoking lyrics coupled with beautifully crafted songs make this a beguiling album.
Rick Fulton
The Daily Record
Brilliant and quite unique guitar skills, Dundee has undoubtedly produced one of Scotland’s most poetic and expressive musicians
Three Weeks
Edinburgh Festival Magazine