Plum’s CD appeal

“A CROSS between music and magic,” is how one reviewer describes Shona Maguire – or Plum, as the Peebles musician is better known, writes Corin Anderson.

Songwriter and producer Plum creates heartfelt electronic music from her writing base in Chesters near Ancrum and she is appealing to members of the public to help raise the £5,000 needed to fund her latest album over the next two weeks.

Plum released her first record, Different Skin, in 2009 and her second, The Seed, is hotly tipped to be the album to look out for in 2012.

Plum studied music production at Hackney’s Point Blank music colleges. When she returned to Scotland, she established herself as a player in the Scottish electronic music industry.

Describing her reasons for her move to Chesters, Plum said: “I’ve lived in many countries, I love the outdoors and the peace of living in a cottage, but I also love the hustle and bustle of London, the inspiring street art, random gigs in the back of clothes shops and factory raves.

“You get different inspiration from each place and I’d say it’s all in this album.”

The album will only go ahead if the target is reached. Donations can be as little as £1 for an MP3 of the first track of her album.

The Seed, along with tickets to its launch, is available to pre-order from www.sponsume.com/project/meme. Donations can be made there too.