Jemima Thewes is a singer-songwriter who grew up in the highlands of Scotland, an atmospheric landscape which continues to help fuel the bones of her music. She sings traditional songs and her own material. A lover of ballads, but too shy to share them with anyone, it wasn't until 2013 when she was greatly impacted by an illness that took her to the edge of life and back again that she truly found her voice and began writing songs in earnest. During the years following her recovery, inspired by the fleetingness of life and the tragicomedy-ness of human existence, she wrote and recorded her debut album Calling in her home in East Lothian with partner, producer and multi-instrumentalist Tim Lane (Hidden Orchestra).
Jemima writes songs that are deeply textured with layers of grit, tenderness, mischief, wisdom and a few twists. She collaborates with various musician pals to charm you along a cathartic, spellbinding and life-affirming journey. Together they create a folksy fusion of dark songs and deep, bright rhythms, evoking highland landscapes, the underworld and transformation. Her debut EP Bright Shadows was released independently in 2015 to much acclaim.