Findlay Napier is widely regarded as one of the finest performers on the UK music scene, he’s as comfortable on the Main Stage of Cambridge Folk Festival with folk rock supergroup The Magpie Arc as he is in an intimate acoustic show in the back room of a pub.
He was the first solo act ever to be nominated for Live Act of the Year at the Scot’s Trad Music Awards in 2018. and is described as a cross between Michael Marra and Elvis Costello, a Caledonian Loudon Wainwright or a Scottish James Taylor. This master storyteller’s songs are full of earthy humour, hopeless love and biting satire. Tirelessly creative he has been touring and releasing music since the early noughties. First with ground-breaking trad folk band Back of the Moon, then with Nu-Folk pioneers Findlay Napier and the Bar Room Mountaineers and most recently as a solo act working under the guidance of legendary songwriter Boo Hewerdine.
His breakthrough solo album VIP: Very Interesting Persons, produced by Boo Hewerdine, was number 2 in The Telegraph’s top folk albums of 2014. He followed it with 2017’s Glasgow described by The Scotsman as “a paean to his adopted home town” which led to a number of high profile gigs including a five tours as the opening act for Eddi Reader. In 2021 he released It Is What It Is a collaboration album in all but name with producer and multi-instrumentalist Angus Lyon
Here’s a peak at Findlay singing in his shed … which ‘sums up my entire mindset recently’
Findlay heads out on his first solo tour since moving from Glasgow to the Isle of Arran last year. He will be playing songs from his all of his previous albums and previewing songs from his forthcoming release Outsider.
Tour Dates as follows:
Thurs 16th Nov GLASGOW- CCA (Mima Merrow supporting)
Fri 17th Nov OTLEY- UPCO
Sat 18th Nov SHEFFIELD- Bishops’ House
Sun 19th Nov LONDON- Aces & Eights (Olivia Rafferty supporting)
Mon 20th Nov WHIITHORN– The Swallow Theatre
For further information please visit: www.findlaynapier.com
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