DKOS Artists for Wed 1st Feb – Davy Nicol / Crawford Smith / Ewan MacFarland / Ross Little
DAVY NICOL – Gourock
Davy is a singer-songwriter based in Gourock on the West Coast of Scotland.
In early 2022, Davy’s song “Fly with Me” was featured in a Loganair TV Advert to celebrate their 60th Anniversary. The competition winning song was then further used as the jingle for their Christmas TV Advert in December 22.
A recent song project involved writing a song to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the famous Lee Jeans Factory sit-in in Greenock. This song was featured in a Documentary film called “Sitting Tight” which was released last year.
Last year Davy also released a new 4-track self-penned EP titled “Lend Your Brother A Hand.”
The EP reflects the struggles that people have faced in recent times.
Davy is currently working on brand-new original material which is planned for release in Spring 2023. Previous releases include the 14-track album titled “Greenock Road.” It was the album of the week on both Celtic Music Radio and Iain Anderson’s BBC Radio Scotland Show
CRAWFORD SMITH – Lochwinnoch
Inspired by the passionate delivery of Cat Stevens, the eclectic songwriting of John Martyn and the haunting blues vocals of Peter Green.
Recently he’s supported Glen Tilbrook, Nick Harper, Eleanor Mcevoy & Declan Sinnott, and is the front man of Glasgow cover band Howlin’ Radio.
A life in music, handed to him by the gods! Crawford is also involved in the project Glasgow Guitar Academy where recently the 120 pupils performed in the Tramway. The Music Academy is hosted in St Ninians Church Hall in Albert Drive Glasgow
EWAN MacFARLANE – Glasgow
In 2018, Ewan MacFarlane played his final show as frontman of Apollo 440 in front of 30,000 fans in a sun-kissed Seville. His next step was to do something completely different when he released his debut solo album ‘Always Everlong’ in 2021. It emerged to a rapturous reception, winning praise for the rich timbre of soul of his voice, as well as for songs that felt like a kindred spirit to Tom Petty and Bruce Springsteen.
Embracing a rich run of creativity, Ewan quickly released a Deluxe Edition of ‘Always Everlong’ before following it with his second album, ‘MILK’, in October 2022. The album sees Ewan throwing another thrilling, fascinating curveball into the mix. His love of Petty and Springsteen remains in sharp focus as heard with his previous project, The Grim Northern Social, but now you can hear touches of Al Green, Arctic Monkeys, The Clash, Foo Fighters and The Replacements within a stellar set of songwriting.
Whether it’s with his work with Apollo 440, The Grim Northern Social or his solo career, Ewan’s world class vocal, magnetic stage presence and easy-going charm have made him an essential live performer. He also has the versatility to switch between full-band shows, solo acoustic gigs or stripped-back duo shows. The release of ‘MILK’ will prompt a greater discovery of one of Scotland’s greatest cult talents.
ROSS LITTLE – Inverness
Band Members Finlay Smith / Rob McLaughlin . Neil Martin / Chris Rasdale c
Ross is an experienced and versatile session and live band multi- instrumentalist (Piano/Keys & Accordion) based in Edinburgh, with playing and recording experience in a wealth of genres, ranging from Scottish folk/trad to jazz, funk, soul and RnB to name a few. Ross’ undeniable command of his instruments is acclaimed, in roles as an empathetic accompanist and an imaginative and energetic soloist.
A core member of Jimi Get Your Funk On, an Edinburgh based funk behemoth, Ross provides complementary harmony through various keyboard tones and contributes with composition and arranging within the band.
Ross can also be found playing in the function band Hot Space and also the Highland folk-fusion band The Cavemen. Since studying on the BA (Hons) Popular Music and MA Music courses at Edinburgh Napier University, Ross has been honing his skills as a musician, composer and as a private piano tutor as well.
Ross is a reliable and enthusiastic performer who enjoys playing and creating music. If you have music or a creative project and you would like a versatile keys player.