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Please get in touch with us to have your artist profile uploaded onto our site. When some awesome opportunities come up, we will be sure to point any promoters, booking agencies and venues to this page where they will be able to see all of the talented artists we have across our region.

If you like the sound of this, email us at hello@upyerairts.com with:

  • A HQ image(s)
  • A little bit of information about you as an artists
  • What type of art do you make
  • Links to any socials or websites (YouTube, Soundcloud etc.)

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Artist Profiles

Anna Murray

I’m a mixed media creative, raised locally in the Kirkcudbrightshire and Glenkens areas of Dumfries and Galloway. I graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2022, with a degree in Scottish History. I work in the local arts scene as Young Person’s Development Officer for Shambellie House. In my creative practice, I focus primarily on music and visual arts. I’m a singer/song writer, creating and performing indie/alternative acoustic folk songs as well as an eclectic mix of covers with influences such as Laura Marling and Phoebe Bridgers.

In my visual arts practice, I work mainly in collage and acrylic, inspired by current pop culture, folklore, fantasy and storytelling.

Instagram: @anna.c.mry
TikTok: @sw4mpw1tch


Alix Apples

Alix is a Scottish folk/rock protest artist whose music focuses around gender-based violence, sexuality, and mental health. She performs both solo and with her band ‘Alix Apples & The Core’, and was the 2019/20 Paolo Nutini Songwriting Scholar during her Masters in Music.
Alongside her own work, Alix creates visual content (music videos, photography, graphic design) for other up-and-coming acts in Scotland, and has hosted both radio shows and live events – including the main stage at Youth Beatz.

Social media: @alixapples


Thomas McClure

My name is Thomas McClure, I am a 24-year-old writer based in Castle Douglas, my pronouns are he/they, and I write scripts for theatre and film as well as prose. I have written short animated films, readings of prose, short plays and monologues, short stories, and more. The themes I most enjoy writing about include gender, queerness, intersectionalism, power structures, and social issues. My current passion project is titled “Three Queens and the Sisterly War”.

I love working with others to bring my work alive, including artists and actors, so I am always on the look out for more creatives to commission or hire for my projects. If anyone is interested in collaborating, please feel free to reach out.


Rose Byers

At the age of 18, Rose Byers has already made a name for herself on the traditional music scene. She is passionate about Scots Song, in particular the works of Robert Burns, and has performed and played the fiddle across the country, from the Scottish Parliament to Celtic Connections.

With her beautiful clear voice, she has attracted a growing audience. In 2021 she won a Creative Scotland to record her first single, which she wrote with Aaron Jones. Among her awards are the British Museum’s National Volunteer of the Year for her work as junior ambassador of Ellisland, Burns’ farm near Auldgirth. She will also named Dumfries & Galloway Life Magazine Performer of the Year in 2018.

Rose is currently on a four-year degree in Traditional Music at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow.

Instagram:  rosebyersmusic

Facebook:  Rose Byers


Arron Macnamara

Born in Edinburgh, Scotland. I have been behind the camera since my early teens. Photographing everything I could, especially my loved ones, photography became my way of understanding the world around me.

When I’m not behind the camera or editing your photos you will find me spending time with my loved ones or getting involved with all things active. Whether it’s the gym, the slopes or the jiu jitsu mats I am always trying something new.