Announcing ‘Hand On My Heart’, a formidable example of how the creative mind can respond in adversity. In the months of enforced solitary confinement in his Edinburgh abode Kempston wrote insatiably, emerging from the lockdown straight into the studio to record a brand new collection of songs live in one afternoon, no drop-ins or overdubs. Exactly how audiences all over the world have loved hearing him in concert for more than a decade – this new record is a raw, intimate, passionate and beautiful testament to love, loss, life and lockdown.
It’s possibly his strongest album yet with its delicately lovely guitar work— Russell Leadbetter, The Herald Scotland
Passionate vocals borne on masterly fingerstyle guitar, ‘Hand On My Heart’ finds Kempston in persuasive form— Jim Gilchrist, The Scotsman
All songs written and performed by Simon Kempston
Listen to the first track ‘Hand On My Heart’.