The Sea and Me Touring in 2022
The Sea and Me is a solo show that is currently in active development and will be touring in 2022. If you are a promoter after more information head to my tourbook page here. If you are not on Tourbook please email for more info about cost, dates and specs.
Here is a short video I created for The Rural Touring Network 'Spotlight Sessions' where I am talking about the show.
The Sea and Me
In this witty, personal and moving show Nicolette Macleod talks about marine exploration, conservation and Scotland’s very own aquatic creatures and treasures. Armed with a guitar, loop pedal and her mesmerising clear voice, Nicolette creates a beautiful seascape of sounds overlaid with British Isle folk songs, original works and some popular classics. In candidly talking about personal challenges like whether or not to go to the great barrier reef alongside anecdotes about holidays be the sea. This show gives us the opportunity to think about our personal relationship with the sea, it's creatures and what we are doing to preserve it and in turn, ourselves.
'Genuine and by turns moving and funny, her voice blew the audience away.'
- Hannah Grist
'Laughing doesn’t even begin to cover it, gasping for breath might. She is brilliant’
- Jono Clarke Logan
An hour long show that weaves together song, stories and personal anecdotes exploring themes of marine conservation, exploration and the magnitude of the sea. Armed with a guitar, loop pedal and her mesmerising clear voice Nicolette creates a beautiful seascape of sounds overlaid with arranged British Isle folk songs, her originals and some popular classics. In candidly talking about personal challenges like whether or not to go to the great barrier reef alongside anecdotes about holidays spent at the seaside. This show gives us the opportunity to think about our personal relationship with the sea, its creatures and what we are doing to preserve it and in turn, ourselves.
The show will highlight some of the work of amazing individuals like conservationists Sylvie Earle ‘Her Deepness’ the first women to walk on the bottom of the ocean in 1979, at 381 metres and Charlie Vernon ‘The godfather of Coral’ who has discovered more than 21% of the worlds coral species. Nicolette also shines a light on some of Scotland's own aquatic treasures. The 330 million year old shark fossil found in Bearsden and now affectionately known as the ‘Bearsden Shark.’ Our own cold reef system to the north of Scotland and how it’s been protected.
This tour is part of a bigger project, working in partnership with a community facilitator and trained marine biologist creating spaces for conversation in communities around our ever changing environment.