DKOS 19th Jan 2020
Danny Kyle Open Stage Showcase of 2019 Finalists Sunday 19 Jan 2020 5-7 pm
We bring you last years Finalists for their showcase on Sunday 19 Jan 2020- 5-7 pm in The Exhibition Hall at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall and news about their gigs at this years Celtic Connections 2020
Liz Clark – Producer and Presenter for The Danny Kyle Open Stage for Celtic Connection
Artists Are :-
French-Cameroonian singer-songwriter Djana Gabrielle draws on time spent in Clermont-Ferrand, Paris and Glasgow, adding introspective dimension to her vibrant songs
Will be appearing on DKOS Showcase on the 19th Jan 2020 and Wed 22 Jan 7:30 at The Drygate along with Yorkston/Thorne/Khan
Dowally -Rachel Walker / Phil Alexander / Daniel Abrahams
Dowally will be appearing on Sunday 26 at 8pm in The Old Fruit Market along with Catrin Finch & Cimarrón
Dowally cook up an intensely flavoursome, brilliantly unpredictable melting-pot of Celtic, Balkan, Americana and pop elements, brimming with melodic improvisation and jazz harmony.
Elaine Lennon appearing at DKOS Showcase on Sun 19 Jan and at The Glad Cafe for her album launch on 24 Jan 2020
Since her first live appearance in December 2018 and collecting a prestigious Danny Kyle Award to her CV, Elaine Lennon has matured into a performer who is being tipped by many of her peers as someone who has rightly earned “not to be missed” status. Winning comparisons to Carole King, Stevie Nicks, Linda Ronstadt, Belinda Carlisle, Carly Simon, Adele and Lori McKenna, this Glaswegian mum has demonstrated a real talent to write in a way that flows through genres and effortlessly across timelines, her music connecting with people in ways few other things in this world can.
John Anaya is an award-winning American songwriter and guitarist now embedded in the Scottish scene. Inspired by folk, Americana and blues, his music is a wide mix of genres. John will be joined by Spanish Harmonica extraordinaire Juanjo Mata.
Appearing at the 18 Jan at the CCA and the DKOS Showcase on 19 Jan
Matt Carmichael & Fergus McCready
Appearing on Sunday 2 Feb 2020 in The City Halls Recital Rooms
Fergus McCreadie and Matt Carmichael are two of the most exiting young musicians in Scotland. Still in their early 20’s, they first through the National Youth Jazz Orchestra of Scotland and have maintained a strong musical relationship ever since. Their own music reflects a shared love for both folk and jazz music, full of beautiful melodies and atmospheric landscapes combined with virtuosic improvisation.Matt and Fergus have performed at Ronnie Scott’s, The Usher Hall, Edinburgh Jazz Festival, Latitude Festival and have had their music played on BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio Scotland and Jazz FM. Fergus’ debut album ‘Turas’ won ‘Best Album’ in the Scottish Jazz Awards and was in the SAY Award shortlist. Matt was listed as ‘One to Watch in 2019’ by Jazzwise Magazine and has plans to record his debut album.
Sam, Luc, Malin Trio
Described as a “firebrand triumvirate”, 2019’s Danny Kyle Winners Malin Lewis (Two Octaves), Sam Mabbet (The Canny Band) and Luc McNally (Dosca) showcase new work to complement their fresh sound.
Appearing on 17 Jan in The Strathclyde Suite