South Queensferry singer turned author

The front cover of Graeme's book, Edinburgh: My Story
The front cover of Graeme's book, Edinburgh: My Story

A well-known singer from South Queensferry has written a book outlining his experiences of singing in the capital.

Graeme Pearson (50) has spent more than two decades singing up and down the Royal Mile and has outlined his stories in his self-published book, Edinburgh: My Story.

Graeme said: “There are good stories in there but of course some rather unfortunate ones.”

He remembers some of his high points in his career, which include appearing in the cult film, A Shot at Glory and playing in Edinburgh Castle.

However, Graeme has encountered some problems while playing.

He said: “One night I had a man in a wheelchair ram it off my shins. I have also been abused, threatened and even spat on.”

These events never stopped Graeme from entertaining crowds and he has played in almost every pub on the Royal Mile.

He lives in South Queensferry with his wife and three teenage daughters but still plays four nights a week in the city centre.

He said: “I just love playing so I will probably never stop.”
Anyone interested in purchasing the book for £9.99 can do so at