Author Archives: Douglas Kay

About Douglas Kay

During the past decade Douglas Kay has honed his stagecraft in theatres, clubs, bars and coffee houses on 4 continents. The 2003 release of his debut album Of All The Towns To Sleep In generated airplay on radio and TV stations worldwide, including BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio Scotland, Australia's GWN and Xfm London. In addition to tours of Europe, the USA, Canada, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, Douglas has played a number of notable gigs in the UK. These include shows alongside the likes of KT Tunstall, Amy MacDonald and Nell Bryden, the T-Break Showcases and the 2010 Ben & Jerry’s Sundae on the Common where Douglas played alongside acts which included Billy Bragg and Frightened Rabbit. The album Into Your Head was released in late 2009 and features ten tracks penned by Kay. This eclectic collection offers the listener moments of delicate beauty - on tracks such as Everything In The World - contrasted by the swelling crescendo of tracks such as Haunted. Second track Better topped a poll of songs by Scottish acts in the Edinburgh Evening News and has also received airplay on the BBC. Last year saw Douglas return to solo recording. In December 2011 he released the three track EP On Christmas Day and he has a solo album scheduled for release during the second half of 2012. For more details see: www.douglaskay.com www.facebook.com/DouglasKayBand

Free track from Volcanoes

Summer is certainly over, so here’s something to soften the blow – a track from Volcanoes to stream or download absolutely free.

https://player.amazingtunes.com/douglaskay/tunes/506577

I have to say that CHIMED is one of my favourites, a Queen-inspired piano track which has already become a bit of a live favourite. Enjoy!

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A Songwriters’ Circle – Edinburgh Festival Shows

Douglas returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August with two Songwriters’ Circle shows. The shows will see Douglas join two other songwriters on stage to perform songs and talk about how those songs were written.

Tickets for the shows – on Sun 12th and Fri 17th August – are available from the Edinburgh Fringe website:
https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/songwriters-circle

Sunday 12th August @ 10pm
Jazz Bar, Chambers Street, EH1 1HR.
Douglas Kay
Alex Cornish
Alan R Davison

Friday 17th August @ 10pm
Jazz Bar, Chambers Street, EH1 1HR.
Douglas Kay
Paul Gilbody
Jack Harris

Of All the Towns – 15th anniversary offer

15 years ago today the debut album, Of All the Towns to Sleep In, was released…and to celebrate you can get a FREE copy of the album on CD when you buy a copy of the new CD, Volcanoes, from the SHOP here on the website. And then you can go and party like it’s 2003…