Friday, 22 June 2012


A fine Scottish singer-songwriter who has recently come to my attention via a friend on Facebook, David McKellar is certainly a bright hope. His debut single 'Devil's Friend' is released today (22/06/2012) and can be purchased through iTunes HERE. You can hear the single plus some of his other tracks by scrolling down to the bottom of this page. You can also watch the video to 'Devil's Friend' as well.

David McKellar was born in Falkirk, Scotland, and grew up in the dark of Abronhill Cumbernauld, then spent many years living in Thatcham/Newbury. His first musical experience was in a group called Pinnacle: "A band formed at high school playing gigs in Newbury to Reading and then onto London in the back of my landlords death trap white transit van." The group played gigs supporting lesser known Britpop bands and then finished.

McKellar then moved to York and fronted The Rising, a band made of wonderful musicians: Paul Banks(Shed Seven) Maxi (Audioweb/Ian Brown) and Stuart Fletcher (The Seahorses). "We played some gigs and some recordings with some ups and downs along the way. Looking back I now only remember the good things that happened not the bad. Plus the guys from the band are all really great guys. Respect to you boys. We broke up and went our different ways." Maxi went on to play with Ian Brown for ten years and wrote some great tunes with him. Paul and Stuart both went on to play with Chris Helme, former frontman of The Seahorses. In recent years Paul returned with a reformed Shed Seven and played massive sold out tours.

"I headed home to Scotland. I then along with my brother and good friends started The 88s, some years later we changed our name to Electric Drugstore as we struck a deal with Glasgow watering hole Firewater to start a record company. We ended up releasing two singles via the label. Played some great gigs, Glasgow Barrowlands being the highlight. In recent years the highlight has been working with my good friend Nick McCabe (The Verve), Simon Jones (The Verve), Davide Rossi (Goldfrapp/Coldplay) and Mig Schillace (Portishead). I tell you what a band these guys are. They have truly amazing tunes. To be singing with them last year at the London Kings college gig was a real honour and then to be singing on the track Rope Soul'd which was on the John Martyn tribute album again something I'm very proud of. Now I release my first single Devil's Friend a tune years in the making. Amelia Tucker who also sang on the John Martyn track Rope Soul'd has produced amazing vocals which are the icing on the cake for me."

No comments:

Post a Comment