Glasgow based contemporary Scottish singer/ songwriter/ recording artist with music abundant in character from deep inside his soul.
Composer, musician and recording artist with several albums both solo and with bands 'Headland, The West Highland Allstars and The Crucial Element.' During late 90's took a break from music to complete Masters degree at Glasgow University. Returned to music in 2004 with album 'dubldunt' followed in 2005 'Kailyard,'featuring old and new songs and in 2006 'Turnaround' soundtrack from musical of the same name. 2007 released new album 'Kelvin Groove' a mixture of traditional and contemporary songs. 2009 'Em', album of original songs. 2011 'Kelvin Deltas,' 2013 'Banana Moon' album made with Lindsay Welsh and Carola Cosimini.
Pubs, clubs.and down on the street
Main influences are Doh, Ray Me Fah, Soh, Lah and Te. Others include: Lindsay Welsh, Davy Cattanach, Chris Farlowe, link Wray, Taj Mahal, JJ Cale, Guy Clarke, Frankie Miller, Alex Harvey, Neil Cairney, Old Blind Dogs, Leonard Cohen, Toots Hibbert, Miles Davis, Stravinsky, Stockhausen, Hank Williams, Jimmy Shand, Otis Redding, John Prine, Maggie Bell, Carola Cosimini, the Dave Clark Five.
USA Fender Strat, Vox amp, Washburn 12 str guitar, Ibanez 6 str acoustic guitar, Lee Oskar Harmonica's, Casio keyboard and Sure mikes. Recording equip Boss digital recorder.
"Glasweejun skank come "Mento" pop running through your veins" Neil Cairney, (Soota) Aberdeen.
"A breath of fresh air from Scotland's contemporary music scene." (scotsmusic)
"Great to hear some real music again." Gordon Rintoul Rightsrouter. London
"I didn't know I was so sad till I heard Kailyard, it's got the most upbeat feeling" Davy Cattanach (Pictones) Aberdeen
"I love your CD 'Kailyard' to bits...words can't measure how much I like it" Dave McNulty Glasgow.