Imagine the classic sound of Patsy Cline, the lush velvet tones of Karen Carpenter and the Celtic undertones of Eddi Reader, then you’re getting pretty close to the sound of Scottish singer JACKIE STORRAR.
Growing up in the Ancient Kingdom of Fife, Jackie was surrounded by music. She studied piano & oboe and eventually taught herself guitar. It was during an acoustic session on a local radio station that her career path was to take a new direction. The Programme Director thought she also had a beautiful speaking voice and offered her a show of her own.
Eight years later she moved to Malta in 1994, living the double life of a musician and radio presenter.
Ultimately, she was responsible for hosting the prestigious breakfast show on Island Sound Radio but after years of sleep deprivation, she decided to return to the UK and the life of a freelance musician.
Her work today covers radio, live performance, song writing and studio production, as well as running her own record label Parrothouse Records UK, as a team with husband Steve Thiebault.
Their most recent success was in 2008 when their song “Take A Ride” was chosen as the official theme tune for an American radio show called “The Nightride”.
In 2007 their cover of Motorhead’s signature tune “Ace Of Spades” gave Jackie her first No1 in the UK Country Charts with 3 more Top 10 hits to follow “Torn Between Two Lovers”, “Don’t Leave Me, Just Squeeze Me” & “She’s All Cried Out”, all taken from her much-acclaimed CD “Cross The Border”.
A nomination for “Best Female” Artist at the BCMA’s followed in 2008 and Jackie’s latest single “Caledonia” has a pending nomination for ”Best Single” at this year’s Awards.
In August 2009, Jackie released a version of the Scottish folk ballad Caledonia. The song, written by Dougie MacLean, has been made the anthem of Homecoming Scotland - an event running throughout 2009 to mark the 250th birthday of Scotland's great poet Robert Burns. Jackie's version of the song was arranged and produced by Steve Thiebault and features Scotland's own Willie Logan on guitars. The single is available as an exclusive download from the Parrothouse store using the link below.
Jackie is signed to Parrothouse Records (UK) and her CD “Cross The Border” is available from HMV, Borders and Amazon.co.uk. Later this year Jackie will be going on tour with her band so look out for her coming to a venue near you.