Joss Cameron is a Scottish folk singer, born in Edinburgh and holds a First-Class BA (Hons) in Music. Joss has a long professional career behind her, starting off her career as a nightclub singer in 1988 in the Costa del Sol and as a soloist with the Gibraltar Choral Society. Joss initially studied classical music under her mentor, Maestro Hector Placido Cortes, and became a resident vocalist at the Gibraltar International Casino.

In 1995, she moved to Ghana to teach music and art, and in 1998, she emigrated to Melbourne, where she joined the established a cappella trio, EVESPEAK, where she became a well-known voice in the Australian folk music circuit, whilst debuting their world music award-winning CD 'Warming The Ground'.

In 2004, Joss returned to the UK, where she became a founder member of the highly acclaimed acapella quartet, GRACE UNDER PRESSURE, and performed with them until 2012, and with BALLADONIA until 2017, where she performed in many community settings with well-known poet and actor, Spike Munro. Joss is also one of Edinburgh's 'Heretics' and is a committee member at Leith Folk Club.

In 2017, Joss became a founder member of the band 'SHIANFOLK' and regularly performs as well as being known soloist, where she sings traditional ballads, many of the songs being from the North East of Scotland. (Her family is linked to the Travelling tradition, and Joss is a blood relation of well-known ballad singer Jeannie Robertson, a traditional balladeer). Joss is the Musical Director of the Stonehaven Poetry Festival, which takes place on the last weekend in July.

Presently, Joss is researching superstitions surrounding the Leith whaling industry, collating information for future songwriting collaboration and a possible CD.

Joss is researching historical songs from the Northeast of Scotland, particularly songs of the Robertson progeny for her Masters programme. She plays the violin and highland bagpipes and is also a professional artist.


Some venues played:

Gibraltar Casino

Caleta Palace, Gibraltar

John Mac Hall, Gibraltar

Dandenong Ranges folk festival

Castlemaine folk festival

Edinburgh festival

Melbourne festival

Adelaide festival

Celtic National festival

Red Cliffs festival

St Kilda festival

The Basin festival

Mooroolbark festival

Croydon festival

Port Fairy festival

Australia National festival

Womad Australia

Maroondah Theatre, Melbourne

Chapel Theatre, Melbourne

Lindemans Winery, Redcliffs

Yering Station Winery, Yarra Valley

The Boite, Melbourne

Edinburgh Zoo

Caledonian Hotel

Edinburgh Castle

Good Morning Australia

St Michael's Caves, Gibraltar

Jenners Edinburgh

St Andrew's suppers: Gibraltar (with Jimmy Shand)

St Andrew's suppers: Melbourne

St Andrew's suppers: Ghana

Blairgowrie Town Hall

Alhambra Theatre, Melbourne

Eastgate Theatre, Peebles

The Scottish Parliament

Caledonian Hilton Hotel, Edinburgh

EastEnd Radio

Edinburgh folk club

During lockdown, Amy and Joss had bubbled and made some music . . . . . . . 


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