I’m very excited to announce that I’ll be back on stage at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this August with A Songwriters’ Circle. I’ll be joined for the show by Rob Howell and John Sloan, who will share the stage as we play through some of our songs and explain a little bit about how they were written.
The show is on:
Friday 5th August – 10pm
The Jazz Bar
Tickets are available from the Fringe ticket office now: https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/songwriters-circle
I’m delighted to say that my 6th album, Heist On A Bike, is out on all digital platforms now. The bulk of it was written during 2020, with recording taking place during spring and early summer this year.
You can stream the album or buy the tracks as downloads by clicking the links below:
Huge thanks go to Carol Laula, who did such a fabulous job on vocals on the track At My Best, to Chris Smallwood who played saxophone on Stay With Me. Also thanks to Alan Davison at Hero-Creative who did such a great job, as always, on the cover.
The new album, Heist On A Bike, will be out on all major digital services on Monday 1st November but is available to pre-order NOW on Bandcamp – just check out the SHOP page here on the website to preview all the tracks and pre-order.
The album features the following 12 tracks:
- The Sycamores
- Strike Me Down
- Nearer To Home
- Break Us Apart
- Run Aground
- At My Best (featuring Carol Laula)
- When The Devils Come
- Kick Out The Fire
- On The Road
- Stay With Me
The first single from the upcoming album, Heist On A Bike, is now available to watch on YouTube.
The track features the wonderful Carol Laula alongside me on vocals. I’ve been lucky enough to play with Carol on a few occasions, but this was the first time we’d recorded together and it was an absolute delight to hear what she did with the song.
The album will be out on 1st November.
I’m delighted to say that there will be a brand new Douglas Kay album released on Monday 1st November.
Heist On A Bike was recorded during the spring and summer of this year and features 12 tracks. I’m delighted to be joined on the album by Carol Laula, who contributes vocals to the track At My Best, and by Chris Smallwood who play saxophone on the closing track, Stay With Me.
Look out for more details as the release day approaches.
Hi all, hope you’re keeping well.
Obviously all live music in public is off at the moment, but there are lots of opportunities to get your music fix in other ways. Countless acts are streaming live shows from home, recording videos or coming up with other inventive ways of getting their music out there. I aim to get some content to you soon, I’ll post here and on Twitter as soon as I do…
In the meantime, please bear in mind that a lot of your favourite musicians who can’t get out and play are missing out on their main source of income. Musicians are obviously not alone in being affected financially by this, but if you’d like to support them don’t just stream tracks on Spotify, Amazon or Apple Music – buy some product. If they don’t have physical product for sale you can pay to download their music at Bandcamp.com or can donate to them through PayPal. And if they have a store on their website, that’s probably the best place to buy!
Stay well, and stay home.
I’m playing at the Voodoo Rooms in Edinburgh on Sunday 5th April, as part of an Australian Bushfire Fundraising concert. I’ll be joined by a number of old friends and collaborators at the gig, including Paul Gilbody, Alan R Davison & Caroline Gilmour (who’ll be performing with her band, The Eves).
In keeping with the Australian theme we’re following classic Sunday session timing, with the gig on from 4.30 – 9.30pm. For more details see:
The gig planned for February 21st, in aid of Australian Bushfire Relief, has been rescheduled – new date and details as soon as we have them!
I played my first solo gig of the year when I returned to Bar Brig for the Sunday session on 19th January, and it was nice to get the first one under my belt while the year was still fresh! It felt good to mix up the set too, with a few from Volcanoes plus a couple of oldies which I hadn’t aired for quite a while.
I’m playing in Edinburgh again next month – Friday 21st February – at a benefit to help those affected by the bush fires in Australia. I was over there back in early 2009 when there was a particularly bad fire season on the East Coast, and saw the devastation caused by the fires. Details of the gig are still to be confirmed but I’ll post them as soon as they’re sorted.
Meantime, you can hear my music here on the site or on the usual streaming platforms. Heck, you can even go old-school and BUY the music if you want!
I’ll be playing my last two solo gigs of the year at The Empress (Broughton Street, Edinburgh) on:
Thursday 5th December (8pm)
Thursday 12th December (7.30pm)
Both shows are free entry, and may just feature one or two of my Festive numbers…