ALISTAIR OGILVY BAND

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ALISTAIR OGILVY BAND - Indie Folk Live Act in Glasgow

ALISTAIR OGILVY BAND Short Info

The current band line up consists of Alistair on vocals/harmonium/keys, Kristan Harvey on fiddle and Kieran Heather on guitar. Kristan is an award winning Orkadian musician, and recent member of the famous Blazin Fiddles. Kieran is a multi -instrumentalist, and a member of the the band Washington Irving. With these amazing musicians the sound created is refreshing, drawing from folk-rock/jazz/acoustic and ambient genres, with inspiration coming from an array of different musicians from Nick Drake, Kate Bush to Fairport Convention.

Alistair’s singing has lead him to be invited to collaborate on stage with established musicians such as Karen Matheson, Craig Armstrong and Jerry Burns. Over the last year he has supported Tiny Ruins, Alice Boman, and Jo Mango amongst others.

His recently recorded second album is due to be released in the spring of 2015, under the record label ‘JULY MOON RECORDS’. Alistair has collaborated with talented friends to be involved with his creative process. The cast is a stellar one which hopefully proves the worth of this new recording.

Louis Abbott lead singer from Admiral Fallow produced the album and layed percussion, Jamie Savage, part of the Chem 19 empire, was the engineer and Kenny Macleod mastered the final product. Craig Armstrong, world renowned film composer arranged the strings on the opening track, Deep Blue Sea. Following this collaboration, Alistair has been invited to perform at Craig’s concert during Celtic Connections 2015 at the Royal Concert Hall featuring the Orchestra for Scottish Opera.

Guest vocalists on the album are three very special people – Jerry Burns, Karen Matheson and Siobhan Wilson. Jerry Burns is a well established singer/songwriter. She writes with Craig Armstrong and has written songs for many musicians. Karen Matheson needs no introduction as the lead singer of the Scottish super group Capercaillie. Siobhan Wilson is a rising star, with outstanding talent gaining widespread recognition .

One of the tracks DEEP BLUE SEA has already been selected for Tom Robinsons FRESH FAVES RADIO62

Alistair has been booked for numerous festivals and concerts including various venues at Celtic Connections, Moniaive Folk Festival, The Insider, The Pleasance Sessions, and many others.

Alistair has been featured on numerous radio programmes including The Iain Anderson Show on BBC Scotland. The Roddy Hart Show, Take the Floor, Travelling Folk and Global Gathering. BBC World on 3 live broadcast from Celtic Connections at the Concert Hall and City Halls and several other world wide radio stations. Alistair has also been featured on National BBC TV, collaborating with Kris Drever and Kristan Harvey.

He was a finalist in the BBC Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2011 and 2012 which has led to many new opportunities including performing in the magnificent City Halls, being featured on TV, and taking part in The Young Trad Tour around Scotland. He was nominated in the Up and Coming Artist category at the BBC ALBA MG Trad Awards 2012. He was voted Male Vocalist of the year 2012 at the FATEA awards.

His debut album was recorded in winter of 2011 and released on the record label Greentrax in early 2012. The album was recorded and

produced by Burns Unit fame Mattie Foulds and features Aly Macrae, Steven Polwart and Inge Thomson. These talented people helped create an album of refreshing, traditional and original songs. The album had widespread coverage, reviews, and a 4 star review in the ‘Scotsman on Sunday’

Quotes

“Alistair Ogilvy is in the upper echelon of Scottish singers. His mellifluous tone wows all audiences before him and his love of singing makes everyone smile”

Simon Thoumire.

“….Ogilvy’s youthful, expressive voice is remarkably fluent, and must garner many listeners….”
“….the wash of subtle colour that makes this album stand out from the contemporary crowd….”
“Here’s an unusually thoughtful album of songs…”
Norman Chalmers – (Scotland on Sunday) review of first album.

“The young Glasgow singer Alistair Ogilvy is definitely a talent to watch…”
Sue Wilson - (The Scotsman)

The current band line up consists of Alistair on vocals/harmonium/keys, Kristan Harvey on fiddle and Kieran Heather on guitar. Kristan is an award winning Orkadian musician, and recent member of the famous Blazin Fiddles. Kieran is a multi -instrumentalist, and a member of the the band Washington Irving. With these amazing musicians the sound created is refreshing, drawing from folk-rock/jazz/acoustic and ambient genres, with inspiration coming from an array of different musicians from Nick Drake, Kate Bush to Fairport Convention.

Alistair’s singing has lead him to be invited to collaborate on stage with established musicians such as Kare...

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  • Glasgow GB