CHAMELEON LADY were formed at school near Edinburgh by childhood friends Robbie Hutchison and Cameron Middlemass. After the usual revolving door members for a year, they eventually recruited their siblings from Uni to settle on a stable line-up of creative multi-instrumentalists and extraordinary vocalists.
The band members are now all related, and this is usually of interest to the press. If we start with founding member Cameron, we have his brother Tom, then Tom’s partner Caitlin, then there’s Caitlin’s dad (ex pro session player) Kenny, her wee brother Robbie, and their cousin Michael. There are six different ways of explaining this line-up, but for now we’ll leave it at that.
A period of development took place as CHAMELEON LADY experimented as songwriters, performers and producers. As a live band, they got their act together by playing music bars, soon becoming match-fit for festivals around Scotland and France, as well as self-promoted sell-out gigs in response to their growing fan base. Pre Pandemic, the band appeared on the same festival bills as The Darkness, The Noisettes and supported Skerryvore at the Tivoli Theatre in Aberdeen at Hogmanay 2019.
During lockdown, CHAMELEON LADY began writing their newest material. At the first opportunity, the band got in the same room, refined, arranged and recorded this lockdown inspired material and released it as an EP called '11 Waverley Road'. The band has received a great reception to their fresh sound with online streams and energetic audiences at live performances.
CHAMELEON LADY now have a brand new single 'Beasts Down Below'. The song follows in the same vein as their recently released EP but taps into their Scottish roots with a blasting folk-rock instrumental section that is sure to encourage a toe-tap at the very least.
Vocals, Tambourine, Keyboards
Drums, Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards, Percussion
Vocals, Guitars, Drums
Keyboards, Vocals, Acordion
Fiddle, Vocals, Keyboards