Susanna Macdonald (voice) and Kevin Barrett (guitar) perform as a duo or as a quintet (adding bass, drums and piano). Their repertoire is a quirky collection of jazz standards, pop classics and folk songs, with a particular emphasis on Scottish and Canadian composers. Known collectively as ‘The TAHP’ (Trans-Atlantic Happiness Project), they perform regularly in Edinburgh and Toronto.
Susanna Macdonald is a singer/songwriter based primarily in Edinburgh, but who has toured around Scotland and the UK. She has a voice as clear as a bell, and a knack for beautiful phrasing. Susanna is also an actor/writer/director, most recently appearing in the award-winning Heaven Burns at the Assembly Roxy (Edinburgh Fringe 2018). She is also studying law at the University of Edinburgh.
Kevin Barrett is a guitarist, band leader, producer and composer based in Toronto, Canada. He has just finished a successful third year at the Edinburgh Fringe as Musical Director and guitarist for Radio 3 favourites symphRONica (led by Canadian pianist Ron Davis). Kevin is known as a passionate soloist, a first-rate accompanist, and a versatile and creative side musician. He has worked with some of Canada’s finest artists (Patricia Cano, Molly Johnson, Lillian Allen, Kellylee Evans, Daniela Nardi) and maintains a busy schedule of live gigs, touring, recording and producing. More about Kevin here: http://www.kevinbarrettgroup.
Susanna and Kevin met in Edinburgh’s famous Sandy Bell’s pub several years ago, and perform together whenever geography and circumstance permit.