Ailsa writes contemporary folk music characterised by simple production, heartfelt lyrics and beautiful harmonies. Ailsa also writes lyrics and provides vocals for EDM. She has three commercial singles released on record labels Neuroscience (UK), Macarize (Sweden) and Grammermusic (Netherlands).
“Her deep Soulful voice was the stand out element of my song, in fact our collaboration “Let It Go” has been one of my best selling tracks of 2015, and one of my listener’s picks of the year. It wouldn’t have been so without her special touch”. Vitodito – A&R Armada Music, Label Owner Encanta, Spain
Ailsa is the daughter of an English teacher and a Piano teacher. Growing up, she learned to play the saxophone, piano and then guitar. She was always happiest singing.
When not making music, Ailsa works in Health Development and is mum to two boys.
“She takes your breath away. Ailsa Villegas has a voice that makes you want to listen with a sense of awe and wonder, and beneath the voice are heartfelt lyrics about the things that matter to her. You cant help but feel that you are sharing something special”. Bob Bull, Stage Manager of Free Range Stage, Belladrum Music Festival
In 2012, Ailsa provided the soundtrack to wildlife photography DVD “Caledonia – Scotland’s Heart of Pine” by Peter Cairns.
Together with Malina MacDonald and Michael John McGelligott, Ailsa was one third of acoustic trio “The Cask”. Ailsa has performed solo, and as as part of her band, at festivals and events, big and small, including Celtic Connections and Belladrum Festival.
“She sings like a hug” Dave Elton – Sound engineer and Producer, UK
In 2019, Ailsa combined her knowledge of health improvement with her skills in music and singing to launch her initiative “Singalicious”.