Hi folks, Things have been pretty quiet – publicly at least – since I recorded the session with Adam Holmes for BBC Radio 2 in April, but I’ve been busy in the background, preparing for the show at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe, doing some more writing and beginning work on some new recordings. It’s still early stages with those, but I’ll update as things progress.
Good news on the live front is that I’ll be doing my first solo live gig the year on Saturday 21st June at The Queen’s Hall in Edinburgh. I’m then down to London for a one-off date in early July before the A Songwriters’ Circle show at the Fringe in August. Tickets for that are now on sale from:
Douglas is recording for BBC Radio 2’s Folk Show with Mark Radcliffe this Sunday, playing a session with Adam Holmes and the Embers. The session will be broadcast on next week’s show and will also be available on the BBC iPlayer. For more details about the show click here.
Happy New Year all, I hope you’ve had a good start to the year. Thanks to all those of you who downloaded the 12 Downloads of Christmas from the DK Soundcloud page in December, I hope you enjoyed hearing a few previously unreleased tracks. Thanks also to the people who bought the On Christmas Day EP over the festive season, it was very much appreciated.
2014 looks like being another busy year, with plans for a series of UK gigs and also tentative plans to start recording some new material. More on those activities as they come up…
In the meantime, remember you can buy all the music in the website shop or download it from iTunes, Amazon MP3 and all good download stores.
I found this video the other day about so thought I’d share it.
It’s a performance by my other (occasional) band, The Elements, on ESPN’s Talk of the Terraces. We were invited to appear live on the programme in April 2011 and closed the show with this song, Superhero.
The Elements also features Alan R Davison (who wrote the track), Andy McCarroll, Shona Smith & Chris Gibson.
Hope you like the newly updated douglaskay.com and are finding your way around. Many of the old features are still here, but hopefully the new SHOP page is a bit cleaner looking and the Audio & Video is more easily accessed. I’ve also put up the whole (or very nearly) #DouglasEye Gallery, so if you took an “eye” pic to help promote Last Touch, it should be there.
Please use the contact page if you have any suggestions or want to get in touch about anything else.
Douglas has just finished a busy spring and summer of gigs which saw him open for legendary Grammy Award winning singer songwriter Colin Hay, return to London for a series of shows and perform as part of a special Edinburgh Festival Fringe show, A Songwriters’ Circle.
The new Douglas Kay album, Last Touch, is out now on CD and as a digital download. To buy it on CD from douglaskay.com, click here. To buy the tracks on iTunes, click here. To buy the tracks on Amazon MP3, click here.
The work features 12 songs performed on acoustic guitar and piano, and although this is the first time any of the tracks have appeared on CD, the album includes versions of DKB live favourites 15 Years and Adelaide. Essentially a solo album, it nevertheless features singer Joanna McQuillan on three songs including the lead track, All That We’ve Lost, on which she duets with Douglas.
Douglas has played a host of shows since the album’s release, including gigs in Edinburgh & Glasgow as well as a show at South London venue The Bedford – which has in the past featured such luminaries as The Finn Brothers and Pete Townshend. You can check out some footage from that gig on the Listen & Watch page.
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