Alan Frew is a singer songwriter and guitarist from Prestwick in Ayrshire, Scotland just 5 miles from Robert Burns cottage in Alloway. At a young age he started out by playing rock and blues on the electric then later took a shine to the acoustic music of JJ Cale, Neil Young and John Martyn. But it was on first hearing the Brazilian folk, bossa sound of Joao Gilberto and Carlos Jobim that inspired him to play mostly on the nylon strung guitar., taking inpiration from Bossa jazz , country blues and Americana and in turn defining his own tangible style. Alan released his debut album ‘Go Easy’ in 2010 on Legacy Records. It was produced by Clark Sorley and was well received by the Scottish music and national press. Since beginning a songwriting career and during his time playing with local bands Alan opened for Scottish acts Paolo Nutini and Texas before going solo and playing supports to king of country guitar Albert Lee, Irish folk legend Sharon Shannon and jazz virtuoso Martin Taylor. In 2013 Alan was asked to play and sing with the Rafferty Family as part of the Gerry Rafferty tribute at Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall. The show included performances by The Proclaimers, Jack Bruce and Ron Sexmith and sold out on the first day. European shows have included The Ma Nolans venues in Nice and Cannes during the Cannes Film Fest, The Plazza Stage at the Blueballs Festival Switzerland and live TV performances in Holland. On September 7th Alan opened for Scots legend Dougie MacLean ( Caledonia) at Troon Concert He Hall..
Alan Frew Band have just announced a show at Harbour Arts Centre in Irvine on Friday March 27th with a brand new band line up featuring virtuoso bassist Carl Bridgeman and Brian Fleming from previous lineups.
Tickets links will be live in the next few days so keep an eye out!
New EP will be available also for download or to buy at the show.
Just Cant Let My Heart
Video by Massimiliano Berto
Audio by Damien
Live on Dutch TV Show
Jolene ( cover )
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