Welcome to the website of Arlen!

ARLEN is Sadie (voice), Graham (guitar) and Chris (double bass). Arlen’s repertoire includes both original music and arrangements of songs by artists from George Gershwin to the Zombies.

For the last four years they have played in the Edinburgh Fringe and North Berwick's Fringe by the Sea to great acclaim, and are looking forward to festival appearances in 2018.


GRAHAM was a guitar teacher in Edinburgh schools for many years. He has worked in duos with other guitarists and as an accompanist for singers, flautists and recorder players. He has composed and arranged music for guitar - solos, duos, ensembles, and song settings - and arranges much of the music for Arlen. CHRIS teaches guitar, bass and ukelele throughout the Lothians and performs a repertoire ranging from classical to heavy rock with Arlen and other professional bands. SADIE has won awards for singing and songwriting on the local folk scene and first performed at the Edinburgh Fringe as guest singer of the Royal Scottish Pipers Society in 2012. Since working with Graham and Chris she has become known not only for her vocal skill but also for her phenomenally sparkly shoes.


Arlen’s repertoire includes both original music and arrangements of songs performed/composed by artists such as Ella Fitzgerald, George Gershwin, Harold Arlen, Duke Ellington, Kurt Weill, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, Chicago, James Taylor, Carole King, Joan Armatrading, Kate Bush, Leonard Cohen, Colin Blunstone, Dusty Springfield, Elvis Presley, Billie Holliday, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Frank Sinatra, Don McLean, Nina Simone, Jerome Kern, Barbra Streisand, The Beatles, The Animals, The Rolling Stones...

ARLEN is available for concerts, festivals (retro/vintage a speciality), corporate and private events.

We have a YouTube channel!

...with more here

Or listen to some excerpts on SoundCloud: