People of a red-haired persuasion always seem to have a knack of keeping a watchful third eye on their fellow gingers. The famous ones, the infamous ones, the successful ones and the ones who’ve failed. The upcoming ones, also. My friend Ailsa was ranting and raving about one Ed Sheeran when I went to see her in Edinburgh during the Fringe Festival, which has just ended.
I thought he was a comedian, but when I looked him up, I realised he’s a singer and that I’d seen him before in the first video below. He’s pretty up-and-coming, as far as my brief internet scouring tells me. I have a feeling “A Team” will be a soundtrack to my first winter in London.
And he also did a fantastic cover of one of my favourite songs, Skinny Love, originally by Bon Iver and also covered by Birdy.