Taylor tribute night set for another Swift success

by CRAIG GAMBLE

A Paisley singer-songwriter and Taylor Swift super-fan is bringing a tribute night to the American star to Edinburgh.

Lisa Kowalski, 16, first hosted her ‘Ten Years of Taylor Swift’ event in Glasgow back in August.

The gig, which brings together a host of young Scottish talent to play a selection of hits from the Pennsylvania popstar’s six albums, was a huge success first time around with fans coming from all over Scotland and beyond to attend.

Swift herself has been enjoying a career break in recent months, leaving all her diehard fans – ‘Swifties’ – frustrated at missing the excitement of new material and world tours from their idol.

But thanks to Lisa, Scottish Swifties can head to The Mash House in the capital city to fill that void on January 14 next year.

Performing on the night will be Lisa herself, as well as Aidan SmithBeth SwanAshleigh BurnsMatthew GibbOlivia Haggarty and new Edinburgh duo ‘The 45’.

The young Paisley singer is no stranger to performing in front of large crowds after she was asked to entertain Scotland football fans ahead of the World Cup qualifier against Lithuania back in October.

Kowalski cites Swift as one of her main influences, and says that she set up the event to celebrate the life and story of one of the 21st cenutry’s biggest pop icons. She added: “Despite the Glasgow gig being incredibly hard work, it was still an unforgettable night, which is why I have decided to put on another one – but this time in Edinburgh.

“I’m delighted to be working with the same talented artists and band as last time, plus a new duo called ‘The 45’.

“I would love it if everyone could come along to help young upcoming artists – especially if you live in Edinburgh and like a good gig.”

 

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