About

Arlene carried out the opening speech for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee
Photograph by Norman Adams – Aberdeen City Council

Arlene has been in the Hotdisc Country Charts for the past two years, with her last three singles reaching No.1

A fresh New Face in Country Music

Arlene was born in the Granite City of Aberdeen, Scotland, and grew up in a household consumed with 60s and 70s music and plenty of Country. Songs from the legendary artists were continually reverberating from the family home along with the iconic pop sounds of the 70s.

For 25 years Arlene explored the world working as an international cabin crew member, however, music was her first love and it was inevitable she would concentrate on that. 

Following a 10 year spell working as a duo with Doug Stewart, where they appeared on Britain’s Got Talent, and toured the world on cruise liners, Arlene decided to concentrate on country music as a solo artist, and her first solo recording project was an EP which she brought out in 2018.  She performed in a mini tour with Scottish country star Ruby Rendall which gave her valuable exposure and her breakthrough song, “Right Time Right Place” which was written by former heart-throb with the New Seekers, Marty Kristian, and gave her a number 1 placing on the prestigious British & Irish Hotdisc Country chart as well as a high placing in the Hotdisc Top 40.

This was a springboard to fulfil a life-long ambition of recording in Nashville. This venture brought about the recording of six songs with some of the best musicians in the business, and the first three singles all went to Number 1 on the Hotdisc British and Irish charts, with “Bring The Curtain Down,” another single written by Marty Kristian, also making the top of the Hotdisc Top 40 as a duet with Marty.

The latest track to be released from the Nashville session is “Trouble With Twang.”
There’s no doubt about it – Arlene has arrived on the country music scene in a big way, and the future looks very rosy indeed.

A list of all song chart placings in the UK as well as that of Europe are shown below

In The Charts

UK Hotdisc Country Charts

Bring The Curtain Down Uk #1

European Hotdisc Country Charts

Bring The Curtain Down Euro #1
Penny To My Name UK #1

Penny To My Name Euro #4
All Fall Down UK #1
All fall Down Euro #2
Right Time Right Place Uk #2
Right Time Right Place Euro #9
Apartment Number 9 UK #5
Apartment Number 9 Euro #11
Coal Miner’s Daughter UK #8
Coal Miner’s Daughter Euro #19
Wildflowers UK #6
Wildflowers Euro #24

Upcoming & Previous Events

Further events and dates TBA

Archive Appearances 2019

Kelso Country and Western Festival (2019)

11th – 13th Oct – Arlene Live

Ruby Rendall & Friends

THU 27 SEPT – Ruby Rendall & Friends: Kintore Arms Hotel, Inverurie, AB51 3QJ – 7.30pm
More info: https://www.visitscotland.com/info/events/ruby-rendall-friends-p218068

Lourin Fair

SAT 17 AUG – Lourin Fair, Old Rayne, Insch

Diva Spectacular – Thainstone Exchange, Inverurie. (Arlene performing as Diva ‘Dolly’) 2019

SAT 30 MAR – Arlene Live

Lisa McHugh – St Patrick’s Day Weekend – Supporting act along with Cat Dangerfield and Nathan Brown 2019

FRI 15 MAR – Arlene Live, Thainstone Exchange, Inverurie

SAT 16 MAR – Arlene Live, Thainstone Exchange, Inverurie

Archive Appearances 2018

Ruby Rendall ‘Once Upon a Time Tour’ – Supporting act along with Cat Dangerfield

SAT 21 JULY – Parkers Function Suite / Drouthy Laird, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire

SUN 22 JULY – Eden Court Theatre, Inverness

WED 25 JULY – Fochabers Public Institute, Fochabers

FRI 27 JULY – British Legion/Northern Nashville Country Club, Thurso

SAT 28 JULY – The Sound Archive/Old Library, Kirkwall

SUN 29 JULY – Orkney Theatre, Orkney

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