The excitement just keeps on building here at Farmer Phil’s HQ – we’re ecstatic to announce that Scottish singer-songwriter SANDI THOM is joining us in Ratlinghope for Farmer Phil’s Festival 2023!
It’s been 16 years since her first single ‘I wish I Was a Punk Rocker’ shot to number one in seven different countries and since then Sandi Thom has continued to make albums that are eclectic, different and timeless.
With over 50 million Spotify streams the Scottish singer’s popularity continues to grow organically. “I’m always so humbled at how my songs just seem to continue to connect with people,” she says. One song in particular – a cover of Guns n’ Roses’ classic rock ballad ‘November Rain’, taken from Thom’s album of acoustic covers has seen a growth spurt.
“I couldn’t believe the number of streams on YouTube when it hit 12 million, I never expected it to be so popular, but it just seems to connect with so many people, it’s amazing.”
Having spent a significant time in the Middle East doing humanitarian work with street dogs and cats Sandi Thom has been off the radar for several years. However, having now permanently relocated back to the UK Sandi is back and better than ever.
“I’ve grown so much in the past four years that I’ve been off the road,” Thom says, “My experiences have really shaped me and been an amazing inspiration for my latest songs.
“I am so excited to be hitting the road again with the band, playing live, getting back in the studio and just immersing myself in the industry again. I’m also really excited at the prospect of taking on challenging roles in theatre, it will be a whole new world for me and something I can really get my teeth into artistically.”
We’re so excited to welcome Sandi to Ratlinghope this summer!