The Chaplins are an award-winning Americana band based in Glasgow. They are currently touring their debut album, The Circus, which reached top 10 in the iTunes Country chart.

Jill (singer/songwriter) and Lisa (drummer) formed The Chaplins as a fresh new project after touring America together in 2012. Inspired by their journey from New York to New Orleans, these two established musicians embarked upon their new chapter, enrolling Johnny (keys) as the third core member of the band. Shortly after forming, The Chaplins quickly won the hearts of many thousands whilst showcasing their debut EP 'Introducing The Chaplins' supporting Runrig on their 2012 European tour. Recently their music has caught the attention of both BBC Radio and television with the band making their national TV debut and gaining radio airplay throughout the UK and US.

“The Chaplins are a thoroughly entertaining outfit. If you get the chance to see them live I would grab it with both hands. They have a massive future ahead of them.” - 2015 Celtic Connections review.

There are evident influences in The Chaplins debut album from Alison Krauss to early Emmylou Harris but this band stand alone with their music and eminent songs. Whilst the foundation of The Chaplins sound is Americana, there are many influences amongst the band members that come together to create the sophisticated sound that they produce live.

© The Chaplins 2015






Live at Troon Festival - Troon

Ceol - Campbeltown

Milngavie Folk Club - Milngavie

Backstage at The Green - Kinross

Carlisle Folk & Blues Club - Carlisle


Brian Nixon