sara and mike at softly softly

We’re at Softly Softly to ring in the Autumn with acoustic versions of some new songs…

Where: Kiss The Sky, Park Road, London, N8
When: 12 November
Time: 2:45-5pm admission £4

Scarlet Starlings Supporting Fred Abbot of Noah and the Whale

Where: The Islington, 1 Tolpuddle Street, London, N1 0XT
When: 28 July
Time: 9pm stage time, but we’ll be there from 6pm

We’re meant to be focussing on recording an album (yay!) but we couldn’t pass up the honour of supporting the amazing Fred Abbot @ The Islington on 28 July.
Come along and listen to some new songs, as well as getting your first listen to our new fiddle player Louis.

The fab Jake Morrell and band will also be supporting.

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Fred Abbott, confused by the ocean

Fred Abbott is a London-based musician best known as lead guitarist and keyboard player in Noah And The Whale. Following the band’s split he released his solo album SERIOUS POKE in July 2015 on Lojinx Records. The album, which features fellow members of Noah And The Whale and other friends, was co-produced by Fred and Martin Hollis and recorded at the legendary British Grove Studios in West London.

Please come along for what promises to be an amazing night.

Hootananny Songwriters and Wordsmiths presents:



When: Wednesday 13 April

Price: FREE
Time: 9pm – 12 midnight
ID: Not Required

The lovely and discerning Tracey Hammett invited us to headline at the fab Hootananny Songwriters and Wordsmiths event, so do come and check us out alongside:

GEORGE COULSON, ‘a hugely talented 18 year old, Singer songwriter from Camden, London, playing folk, rock, blues. His sound is sometimes reminiscent of Jeff Buckley and Johnny Flynn’ and

SIMEON HAMMOND-DALLAS, ‘young, brilliant, singersongwriter with great songs and a soulful voice that stops you in your tracks’.

We’re literally bursting at the seams with excitement…especially since *un-ironic drumroll please** no less a person than DANNY GREEN of LAISH is wielding his percussive hands (yes delicious, amazing LAISH, launching their indie-go-go campaign to create one of the best albums ever made without hyperbole of any kind) replacing Amy while she is frootling around in foreign climes.

Sunday 15th Nov We Come Alive – The Harrison, Kings Cross London

This is a very special gig for us. Not only are we playing at We Come Alive – a night showcasing the best in unique indie artists – but we will be supporting a full band Laish, with Starling girls as backing singers

We Come Alive Poster Laish Nov 18 15

It will also be our lovely Amy’s last gig with us. Join us for a joyous party of music, we’d love to see you there x

Saturday 25 July @ 3:20pm Clarence Park Festival – Clarence Park Bandstand, Denby Dale Road, Wakefield

Come check us out at the longest running, community-supported FREE Music Festival in Yorkshire!

Friday 10th July 2015 New Cross Inn – 323 New Cross Road, London, SE14 6AS

We’re so excited to be headlining at this amazing venue. Come see us reshape our sound alongside acts like Hannah Jarrett-Scott, Ali WarrenBlueprints of the Heart and more…

See the Facebook link here.

Wednesday 24th June 2015 Block Porter Promotions presents Acoustic Folk Night @TheMacbeth – Hoxton

On Wednesday June 24th Block Porter Promotions returns to the Macbeth, Hoxton to officially launch their London version of Block Porter Acoustic Folk Nights. Scarlet Starlings will be playing alongside some of London’s best singer songwriting talent.

See our blog here for more details.

block porter gig poster

Wednesday 29th Apr 2015 Veta Records presents HAWK @The Waiting Room – Stoke Newington

Veta Records welcome HAWK back to the London live scene, hot on the heels of their Irish tour and recent EP release, ‘Clock Hands’! The band will be joined by Scarlet Starlings, with a final support act to be announced shortly.



Sunday 15th Feb 2015 Softly Softly @ Kiss The Sky – London

Deliciously chilled unplugged acoustic music to charm you on a Crouch End Sunday afternoon.


Softly Softly 15th Feb 2015

Fri 15th Aug 2014 from 5pm – Drink Shop Do Mini Fest – Free

A festival feeling in everyone’s favourite Kings Cross venue. Free flower headband making, glitter up and enjoy some fresh live London music – then drink and dance your way into the night



Sunday 3rd Aug 2014 Softly Softly @ Kiss The Sky – London with Tom Baxter

Scarlet Starlings Softly Softly 3 Aug 14

Sunday 13th July 2014 Softly Softly @ Boogaloo Highgate – London with the Phoenix Collective

Scarlet Starlings support Phoenix Collective Boogaloo 13/07/14

Sunday 29th June 2014, Purley Festival Croyden – London

1pm – Oval Acoustic Stage

FREE entry

Purley Festival 2014

Acoustic Sunday with Sound Advice UK

Sunday 4th May at Pete’s Caff – The Crypt, St Peters Church, Northchurch Terrace, London N1 4DA

Sound Advice UK Acoustic Sunday


Thurs 24th April at The Gallery Cafe


Tickets £5/£4

Scarlet Starlings debut album launch poster

Mahoney and the Moment, CANARIES, Milly Upton and Scarlet Sarlings

Tues 22nd April at The Monarch Camden


Chalk Farm Folk at The Monarch

Sunday 16th March 2014 – The Harrison Kings Cross

Into The Warm presents Scarlet Starlings + Floating Bear + Mike Wyatt


Doors 7pm



Sunday 23rd Feb 2014 – The Half Moon Putney

Scarlet Starlings will be supporting Goan Dogs with a low fi set (Sara, Mike and Talitha)

Tickets £5 adv or £7 at the door
Doors 8pm


Goan Dogs