Singer | Songwriter | Actor

"Fraser Nimmo's self-effacing humour and presentation belie a serious songwriter who delights in both aspects of his craft " - Ralph McTell

Fraser Nimmo is a Scottish singer, songwriter and actor who combines traditional songs with his own material in an organic melange of Celtic musicality.

His songs cover the whole gamut of human experience and are delivered with flair, wit, compassion and serious digital dexterity on guitar and banjo. Essentially a serious songwriter who has been known to raise more than the occasional eyebrow, glass, roof, chuckle and consciousness, he treats his own material with the same conviction that he brings to music from the Scottish tradition, believing both music forms to be inter-related and complimentary. He travels hither and yon singing songs of love, hate, loss, injustice, fear, outrage, bewilderment and Scotland!

Tours of Germany, Holland, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, The Middle East, Canada, and The Canary Islands, appearances at many festivals, - including Cambridge and Edinburgh and being invited to be Fairport Convention's special guest on their mammoth 30th anniversary tour of Britain have contributed to Fraser's reputation as being one of Scotland's furthest travelled and best loved musical ambassadors.

Fraser is featured in the June 2016 issue of Acoustic Magazine.

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"Back in the late 1960s, British singer- songwriters began to develop a distinctive ‘troubadour’ style. Drawing on human experience and personal observation, their songs had a narrative, ballad quality to them, combined with wry, subtle humour. although still including american folk and blues influences, British traditional, jazz and classical themes frequently found their way into the melodies.

In the early 1970s a young Fraser Nimmo, armed only with a martin 00-18 and a degree in theology, moved from Scotland to London and joined this burgeoning scene...."

Find out more on the Acoustic Magazine website.

New album - The Best of Five and a Wee Bit Live

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This 20 track CD is a compilation of Fraser's last five solo albums and also includes some live tracks. With a running time of nearly 80 minutes, the two decade snapshot sees Fraser playing with some of the best in the business - Maartin Allcock, Ian Bolens, Fairport Convention and many others - and Fraser recalls: "The biggest musical thrill of my career to date was hearing Fairport playing one of my tunes - a stellar rendition of Retreat from Santa Ponsa - and it features towards the end of this album". If you've ever seen Fraser on stage you'll have heard some of these songs.

“Fraser Nimmo was a super opening act on one of our lengthy winter UK tours. Right from his opening song he had the audience in the palm of his hand and joining in on the choruses in true folk tradition. Lovely songs and banter and nice guitar playing too. If you get the chance to see him do.”
Dave Pegg, Fairport Convention

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