Launch Show Special Guests #3 – 17th April

Edinburgh based songwriter John Sloan is the third of the special guests scheduled to perform a set at the launch show for Lift, at The Voodoo Rooms in Edinburgh on Friday 17th April.

Currently recording, this will be John’s first live appearance of the year.

Also on the bill for this special gig are Paul Gilbody and The Elements.

Tickets for the launch show are £5 and are available to buy through Brown Paper Tickets (£1 booking fee applies) or directly through Paypal.

There is a limited number available though so best to get your tickets sooner rather than later!

Click HERE for tickets through Brown Paper Tickets.
Click HERE for direct tickets purchase.

Launch Show Special Guests #2 – 17th April

Delighted to be able to say that the multi-talented singer-songwriter Paul Gilbody will be playing a set as one of the special guests at the launch show for Lift, at The Voodoo Rooms in Edinburgh on Friday 17th April.

Paul spent the tail end of last year touring the UK as special guest of Alex Cornish, but this will be the first chance to see him live in 2015.

Also on the bill for this special gig are The Elements.

Tickets for the launch show are £5 and are available to buy through Brown Paper Tickets (£1 booking fee applies) or directly through Paypal.

There is a limited number available though so best to get your tickets sooner rather than later!

Click HERE for tickets through Brown Paper Tickets.
Click HERE for direct tickets purchase.

Launch Show Special Guests – 17th April

It’s great to announce collaborative band The Elements as the first of the special guests to be appearing at the launch show for Lift, at The Voodoo Rooms in Edinburgh on Friday 17th April.

This will be the band’s first gig in over three years, a lengthy hiatus having followed its last tour which took in a number of shows in London and included a live TV performance on ESPN.

Tickets for the launch show are £5 and are available to buy through Brown Paper Tickets (£1 booking fee applies) or directly through Paypal.

There is a limited number available though so best to get your tickets sooner rather than later!

Click HERE for tickets through Brown Paper Tickets.
Click HERE for direct tickets purchase.

Album Launch & Spring Tour

Really pleased to be able to announce the first of some upcoming gigs… I’ll be playing a special show to officially launch the new album, Lift, at The Voodoo Rooms in Edinburgh on Friday 17th April. The show will feature a number of very special guests and will include a full band set in addition to a shorter acoustic set. Tickets are £5 and are available to buy through Brown Paper Tickets (£1 booking fee applies) or directly through Paypal.

Click HERE for tickets through Brown Paper Tickets.
Click HERE for direct tickets purchase.

2015 – A New Year Begins…

Hello all, and a happy new year – I hope 2015 has started the way you wanted it to!

A big thank you to those of you who have already bought the new album Lift, it’s great to have your support and to receive your messages through Twitter & Facebook about the new songs. It’s been fantastic to see the songs getting airplay on the BBC over the past couple of weeks too (the first and last tracks on the album), it definitely makes all those hours of recording, editing and mixing worthwhile.
Remember, the album is available as a download from iTunes etc, and is available on CD in a lovely digipak case from this website’s SHOP page.

Thanks also to everyone who streamed or downloaded the 12 Downloads Of Christmas during December, there were a few unusual little things in there so I hope you enjoyed having the chance to hear something different.

On another (but still musical) topic, I thought I’d share the news of my new turntable with you all…a truly wonderful Christmas present! I’d always been a vinyl fan (in fact I’d recorded & released a CD before I owned a CD player) but with my old turntable out of action the past 6 or 7 years, having one again has really reminded me of why I loved it so much.
It’s not so much to do with the superior sound quality (alas, my hard-of-hearing ears don’t distinguish some of the frequencies finely enough!) but is more to do with the fact that it makes listening to music an event again. It’s such a physical process – removing the inner sleeve from the album, taking out the vinyl, lifting the lid, putting the needle on the record – it somehow seems to place more value on the music and generate a greater appreciation of it.
It’s been a true joy to sit down and do nothing but listen to an album – and of course study the full 12″ artwork & credits – and has made me realise how long it’s been since I did that regularly…at least to anything other than mixes or masters of my own material. Needless to say, it’s made me think about possible vinyl releases of my stuff…you have been warned!

See you soon,
D

The Twelve Downloads of Christmas

With Christmas fast approaching, it’s time for the return of The 12 Downloads of Christmas.

We’ll be posting a live / rare / previously unreleased / classic DK track every day from the 13th December right up to Christmas Eve, for you to download and keep…and they’ll all be absolutely free!

The 12 songs will be posted on Douglas’ Soundcloud page but you can access the tracks as soon as they’re posted by clicking the link below: