Playing against their namesake, alt-rock band Chameleon Lady define a strong Celtic inspired identity on their upcoming EP 11 Waverley Road. Named for the house in which the project was written, the EP marks a move to rockier and experimental waters for the group that reflects on their growth since their 2018 album Calling Card.
While most bands consider themselves tight-knit, Chameleon Lady are particularly so! Founding member Cameron Middlemass plays alongside brother Tom Middlemass, Tom’s partner Caitlin Hutchison, her father Kenny Hutchison, brother Robbie Hutchison, and their cousin Michael Fitzpatrick. The result is a synergy like no other, with the open and honest approach to songwriting that resulted in focus single Valentine (releasing 15/11/21).
“One of us will come up with an idea and it’ll either be poopooed very quickly (we can all take it as we’re all family or partners) or everyone will chip in and shape it into something that suits the song perfectly. Every song on the EP is a result of complete collaboration within the band (although Cam our lead singer will tell you every good idea is his!)”
Opening with the wonderous build and crash into melody of classic 80s rock, Cameron’s energetic vocals duet Tom’s infectiously catchy riffs, all carried by Robbie’s ever-growing percussion. Valentine rumbles over into an explosion that is marries the very best of folk rock with the epic builds of a Bon Jovi or Starship classic.
Proudly based in the heart of Edinburgh, Chameleon Lady have stolen the hearts of the region. Drummer Robbie previously collaborated with X Factor contestant Caitlyn Van Beck on a Radio Forth song which peaked at no. 2 and 22 on the Scottish and UK charts respectively and saw him share the stage with Lewis Capaldi. Having played the Boogie in the Morning radio show and opened for The Darkness and Skerryvore, the band are set to play a French festival run to their awaiting European fans having graced their radio airways previously.
Audiences can look forward to being invited to ‘11 Waverley Road’ on 03/12/21.