Scottish-Italian singer and songwriter Adriana Spina is the guest on the Diana Schad Night Nurse programme on Wednesday 21 June at 10.00pm.
Adriana's sound is often hard to categorise. Fiercely independent, she has worked hard for over a decade to craft her blend of Americana, folk and country.
Since the release of Never Coming Home, her 2011 debut album, Adriana has continued to write and perform tirelessly. She had the honour to be invited by Joan Armatrading to support her on the Scottish dates of her most recent world tour, culminating in a storming performance at The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Joan was just the most recent in a list of high-profile artists with whom Adriana has shared stages in recent times, having also opened for acts of the calibre of Sheryl Crow, Paolo Nutini, Eddi Reader and Dar Williams.
She has also gained the support of legendary music impresario Alan McGee, who featured her in two of the live shows he produced.
Adriana mobilised her online community of fans to help her crowd fund the production of a full album. The campaign was a success and as a result she released her second studio album Let Out The Dark which features Ross McFarlane on drums (Texas, The Proclaimers, etc) and comprises of 10 songs which touch on themes from lost love and infidelity to atheism and the European refugee crisis. The album was released in the spring of 2017 on her own Ragged Road label.
Diana Schad Night Nurse, Pulse 98.4 Wednesday, 21 June 10.00pm-12midnight.
This Sunday, 18 June at 2.00pm on the 'Booked' programme, poets Deborah Martin and Antonia Seaward join Shirley Whiteside to discuss their work and read their wonderful poems. Plus, Shirley gives Gabrielle Barnby a call in Orkney to talk about her intense novel, The Oystercatcher Girl.
Booked with Shirley Whiteside, Sunday 18 June, 2.00-3.00pm on Pulse 98.4 and pulseonair.co.uk