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

Winterland Video

It’s here…the video for Winterland, lead track from the new EP of the same name.

Filmed on location in Edinburgh, it was the brainchild of Alan R Davison who shot, directed and edited the promo. For the best viewing experience, watch in HD.

The limited edition CD format of the EP is available on the SHOP page, or you can download it from Amazon Music, iTunes and many other stores.

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Winterland EP – released 15th December

The Winterland EP is released today (15th December) and is available to download / stream on Amazon:
http://amzn.eu/274xl2E

and on iTunes:
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/winterland-e-p/1323089695

The EP features four tracks – in addition to the title track and the version of On Christmas Day which featured as a bonus track on Lift, there is a new, “band” version of The Street Dragged Us Down and a track from the new album which is set for release in Spring 2018.

1. Winterland
2. The Street Dragged Us Down (2017 version)
3. Battle Lines
4 On Christmas Day

Winterland EP & Video

DK_Winterland_CoverThe 4 track Winterland EP is set for digital and (limited) physical release in early December.

In addition, there will be a video to accompany the title track. It’s set to be filmed this Friday (1st December) in central Edinburgh (around Princes Street Gardens, St Andrew’s Square, the Royal Mile) so if you’re about late afternoon / early evening feel free to head along. I’ll post exact locations on Facebook / Twitter when filming gets underway.

New EP & Album

I’ve spent a bit of time recording this year and am delighted to say that there is not just one, but two releases in the offing!

First up is the 4-track Winterland EP, which will be out in time for Christmas and along with the title track will feature a new version of The Street Dragged Us Down, On Christmas Day and another brand new track.

New Year will then see the release of my 5th album, the follow-up to Lift. More details on the tracks, and a release date, will follow but suffice to say I’m excited about getting a batch of new songs out. Here’s hoping you think they’re worth the wait…

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017

Just over two weeks until the Edinburgh Festival Fringe gets underway, and I’m really looking forward to playing this year’s A Songwriters’ Circle show.

Taking place at The Jazz Bar (Venue 57) on Sunday 6th August, the show will also feature my old cohort Paul Gilbody, and fantastic Welsh-born troubadour Jack Harris. Together, we’ll be playing our songs and talking a little bit about how those songs were written.

Tickets are available from the Edinburgh Fringe website and also from the Fringe Box Office on the Royal Mile:

https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/songwriters-circle

Corstorphine Festival

Douglas is making an appearance as part of the Corstorphine Festival on Friday 2nd June at RHC Cougars Rugby Club in Union Park, Corstorphine. This music event will also feature Paul Gilbody and will see the two songwriters collaborating on each others material as well as performing some tracks solo.

The event is to raise funds for the Corstorphine Public Hall Rebuild and tickets will be available on the door, priced £5.