LIFT – New album available for pre-order now!

Hello all,

It’s been a busy few months with recording, followed by the Edinburgh Fringe and then finishing off the album. The great news is that it’s all now done and the new album, “Lift“, is set for release on CD and download on Friday 21st November! I’m really happy with how it’s turned out and huge thanks must go to Paul Gilbody for mastering &  Alan R Davison for the artwork, and also to those musicians who contributed to the songs; Kari Paul, Martin Philip, Andy Tucker, Dianne MacKenzie and Alan R Davison (yep, him again).

The album is available to pre-order NOW from the website – click here to buy the CD and get the downloads immediately.

There are a couple of live shows coming up too – both at  Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh. I’m playing as part of the charity benefit for Edinburgh Omid on Sunday 16th November and will be playing a set as special guest of Soulacoaster the following weekend, on Friday 21st November (the album’s release date). Hope to see you at one of those shows, but failing that you can hear me chatting to Barry Dickson and playing a live session on Black Diamond 108.7FM on Saturday 29th November.

Take care & happy listening,

Radio Session, Album Release and Upcoming Gig…

Hope you’re well folks,

Activity is stepping up in the lead-up to the release next month of the new album, Lift. Artwork is in the final stages, with pressing to follow, before an online and physical sales release in late November. There will also be a special preview track available to download this weekend so keep an eye out for that.

Just prior to the album’s official release, I’ll be playing a set at the Voodoo Rooms in Edinburgh (Sunday 16th November) as part of a fundraiser for the organisation Edinburgh Omid, which raises funds for children’s charities in the UK and Iran. Then on Saturday 29th November I’ll be playing a session for Black Diamond FM (107.8FM or online at, and having a chat with presenter Barry Dickson about the new album.

More info, dates and downloads will be announced as they’re confirmed!


New Album “Lift” – out November 2014

Hi folks,
I’m delighted to announce that my new album, Lift, will be released in November on CD and MP3 download. The album was recorded during June and July this year and features 14 tracks and a number of very special guests.

A pre-mastered promo version of the opening track, Casablanca Face, is available to listen to NOW by clicking below. Please feel free to pass the word on…hope you enjoy.


Hello all,

I hope you’ve managed to make the most of the summer and are feeling refreshed as we get set here in the Northern Hemisphere for autumn. Things have been pretty hectic for me the last couple of months, firstly with recording new material in June / July and then with playing 22 shows in 20 days at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August, but I wouldn’t have it any other way…exciting times!

The new material I’ve been recording is sounding great (I think!), and I have high hopes that I’ll have an album finished before long and ready for release before the end of the year. The tracks are a bit fuller in their instrumentation than those on Last Touch, and with about 15 to choose from the main issue could be selecting which ones to leave out…

The Songwriters’ Circle show which I played at the Fringe (alongside Caroline Gilmour & Alan R Davison) was a great success, so thanks to all those of you who made it along. The good news is that having had such a good response in Edinburgh, we are now making plans to take the show on the road. Keep an eye on the site for further details – I’ll post them as soon as we have things confirmed.

Take care,

Queen’s Hall gig, Edinburgh Festival and recordings…

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:

See you soon,

BBC Radio 2 Session

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.