Hi folks, it's been a busy few weeks with rehearsals and recording sessions but I'm now back now to catch up with the website and all the latest news.
Last Sunday (12th December) I was out with The SAHB Experience at Bannerman's, Edinburgh and it was a great show although due to the latest Covid situation we didn't have the crowd we'd hope but none the less we still carried on and performed the same and the audience who were there seemed to enjoy it. We are back out again this coming Saturday 18th December at the Dreadnought Rock in Bathgate so all going well we'll get a better attendance. Our last show of the year will be in Glasgow at Ivory Blacks which we're really looking forward to.
In other news I've been recording more of my parts for the upcoming Greig Taylor Band album which is now titled ''The Light'' and will be released around February 2022. The album is sounding fantastic and really looking forward to hearing the finished product.
I am also recording once again with Gerry McAvoy and Band Of Friends for the band's new album which is yet untitled but I'm extremely happy to be involved in this project in a small way, hopefully next year I'll get to perform live with the band.
I am also working on a track with legendary Nazareth guitarist Manny Charlton, more will be mentioned about this project soon. Manny & I have previously worked together on a track called JUJU5 which is available to listen to via my official YouTube Channel.
I have also been rehearsing with my own band which I'm super excited about and the band will be revealed at the beginning of next year. We are currently working on a studio album and we will be gigging from the first part of 2022.
I'll also be rehearsing with my own band on Tuesday (5th) in Glasgow, and then with The SAHB Experience on Thursday (7th) as we get our set ready for this year's SAHBROCK. The SAHB Experience are delighted to welcome back our original drummer for the remaining shows the band has for 2021 and filling in for our drummer John McAvoy who will be out for several months with an ankle injury so Chris Killen has kindly stepped in to help the band out and it's a pleasure working with him again.
This weekend (8th & 9th) I am doing some corporate function gigs with THE JETS who I've worked with in the past many times. I've not performed with the band for nearly 2 years as they recruited a new keyboardist and of course with the UK Lockdown for almost 18 months on and off so it's going to be great playing with the lads again.
Hi Folks! October has got off to a flyer after recently performing live with Greig Taylor's Blues Combo at the Callander Blues & Jazz Festival and the gig was fantastic and we were very well received. The band performed a mixture of blues covers as well as some of Greig's original material from previous solo albums and some tracks that will feature on his forthcoming album ''The Awakening'' which I'll be recording on with my fellow band mate Nelson McFarlane on Bass.
It's been a busy week with rehearsals with my new project and with Greig Taylor - both of which are sounding great. Greig Taylor's Blues Combo are prepping a live set for our gig on the 2nd October as part of the Callander Blues Festival, and then on the 22nd October at the Dreadnought Rock venue in Bathgate. We are also in the studio recording tracks for Greig's forthcoming studio album
''The Awakening'' which will be released sometime next year.
I have also been working on my dad's material for his studio album and with majority of the lead vocals recorded, we will be moving on to getting his guitar parts laid down. I'm very pleased with how this is coming along. We plan to release one track from his album in November and that track's called
''The Clutha Song'' which was written about the helicopter tragedy that happened at the venue back in 2013. The track will be available to download via digital download on all platforms.
The official artwork for IDENTITY: Out Of The Dark Part 2, and the upcoming single KILL EM ALL is now on display both on the album page of the website and my social media platforms. Kill Em All is scheduled for release at the end of the month and will be available to download via all streaming platforms.
Kill Em All features:
Peter Scallan on Vocals
Andy McLaughlan on Guitar
Nelson McFarlane on Bass
and special guest
Julian Hutson Saxby on Lead Guitar.
I will be performing my first official gig this coming Sunday (5th) with The SAHB Experience at the annual PRESTFEST event at The Eagle, Prestwick.
This is the bands first show since March 2020 at Torquay Football Club and to say the guys are excited is an understatement. We are ready to go so come along and join the party!
I will also be heading back into the recording studio with Greig Taylor's Blues Combo next week to lay more tracks for his album ''The Awakening''
Last but by no means least..I will be recording once again with Gerry McAvoy's Band Of Friends for their new studio album yet to be titled. The tracks so far are sounding fantastic and it's a real honour to feature on the new album and be part of the legacy of Rory Gallagher, Lou Martin and of course..
Ted McKenna himself who played with both
Rory and Band Of Friends.
The albums ''Spotlight On The G-Man VOL 1&2 are available to download now via all streaming platforms. These albums were recorded during the livestreams that were shown on YouTube earlier in the year and can still be watched via the band's official YouTube channel.
I have been in rehearsals with Greig Taylor getting our set ready for what will officially be my first gig since March 2020 due to Lockdown and I have to say I'm really looking forward to getting back on stage and performing again.
I have also been rehearsing with Meissner Effect working on our new songs. We plan to release our debut single ''SOBER'' in the next few weeks once we have our Press Kit & official stills completed.
We will also be launching our official Facebook & YouTube channel shortly so more on this nearer the time.
I will be recording & performing with Greig Taylor and his band The Blues Combo. Greig is recording an album which also features SAHB Experience & Meissner Effect bassist Nelson McFarlane.
The SAHB Experience will be performing live next month for the first time since March 2020 due to Lockdown and the guys are really looking forward to getting back out and doing what we do best!.
Dates for these shows are on the ''TOUR'' page of the website.
I will be recording more tracks for the new
BAND OF FRIENDS studio album with Gerry McAvoy, Paul Rose, and Brendan O'Neill which I'm really excited about.
I am also in final stages of recording for my second solo album
''OUT OF THE DARK PART II''. Drummer Louie Malvessi is currently in the studio working on his parts for the tracks and once he's finalised his parts, the tracks will be mixed and mastered and be prepared for release which I'm hoping will be around November.
I am back in the studio with The SAHB Experience and we are rehearsing our set and some ‘new material’ getting it ready for some shows we have booked later in the year and all going well..the shows will go ahead.
The band are excited to be back playing together again and the set so far is sounding great..it’s like we’ve never been away!
I am delighted to announce that I have released Volume 1 of the David Cowan & Friends Lockdown Sessions via digital download and its available via my Facebook page so if anyone would like a copy then please send me a private message or indeed email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
The album is £7.00 and payment can be made to my paypal via this link:
Hi folks! Loads happening this month, all good and penty more exciting news will follow over the coming weeks.
i am recording an album with my dad which is all his material and all going well it'll be released via digital download in the summer. The album will feature some very special guests including ex Rory Gallagher bassist Gerry McAvoy, guitarists Paul Rose &
Andy McLaughlan, and
Nelson McFarlane also on Bass.
I have also put together a new official Facebook page for my solo album which is called
OUT OF THE DARK PART I-IV so all news, video, photos will be put on there as well as on here.
I'm delighted to announce that I'm working with guitar virtuoso Paul Rose on a new recording project but at the moment everything's kept under wraps but what I'll say now is that it's top music with top musicians and so far, the song's are sounding fantastic.
Loads has been happening during this latest lockdown hense the lack of updates to the page but I will be on top of this moving forward.
I have been working on my new album
’Identity: Out Of The Dark Part II' and I have to say its sounding great. The title track ’Identity’ will be released before the end of March on all digital platforms.
I have also been asked once again to participate in the upcoming BAND OF FRIENDS online concert for St Particks Day and I’m really looking forward to working with Gerry McAvoy, Brendan O’Neill, Paul Rose, Stephan Graf, and Davy Knowles again.
On behalf of myself and the team we hope you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
We all know this year has been a disaster with many people losing jobs, loved one due to the Covid-19 virus, but we're hopeful 2021 will be a better year, live music will hopefully be back again and we can return to some sort of normality.
Stay safe, and thanks again to all your support, it's so much appreciated.
December has been a very busy month so far. I released my first single ''TILT'' which will feature on my second solo album ''IDENTITY: OUT OF THE DARK PART II''
I am also taking part in an online Christmas Concert with Gerry McAvoy's BAND OF FRIENDS on Saturday 19th December.
I was asked by guitarist Paul Rose if I'd be interested in playing keys on some tracks with the band and I was more than happy to be part of it as I am a fan of the band and also to get the chance to work with legendary musicians like Gerry who played bass with Rory Gallagher both live and on every studio album he did.
It's also a special occasion for me because Ted McKenna was the drummer for Band Of Friends before he sadly passed away so this one's for Ted.
I've also been in the studio with my own band working on our brand new material so we're hoping 2021 is a better year and we'll be able to get out there and play live to you all.
I have joined forces with Glasgow outfit The Swampborn Assassins. The band asked me to come on board to help with bolstering their sound and adding some of the ''Sin Dogs'' sound with me and I was happy to help. We have recently just finished recording our new single ''Gates of Hades'' which is now available to download via iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Music and more.
This month I have been working on brand new material with my band The ENND and we also have a new guitarist who joined us on the 2nd of the month.
Our new guitarist is Andy McLaughlan from Hamilton. Andy has many years experience and is a qualified guitar tutor.
Prior to the lockdown, I agreed to join up with Glasgow rockers The Swampborn Assassins to assist them with their next album and selected shows when safe to do so.
The Swampborn Assassins have been together a number of years now and supported Sin Dogs on our first gig in Glasgow on our UK debut Tour in 2017.
Biggest news this month is that I was asked by legendary Nazareth guitarist MANNY CHARLTON to record on an instrumental track he wrote called JUJU 5.
Manny has written and recorded hit after hit over the years for Nazareth with tracks such as:
Hair Of The Dog
This Flight Tonight
and many more...
The video can be found on my YouTube Channel.
The ENND have been working on brand new material, the plan is to go into the studio and record for an EP release after lockdown is over.
I have also been working on more Lockdown Sessions these videos can be found via the link below.
I am delighted to announce that PETER SCALLAN is now the lead vocalist for THE ENND.
Peter is no stranger to the stage as he’s worked with a handful of successful bands like:
Brian Rawson Band
Chris Glen & The Outfit..and more!
Check out the bands official Facebook page to get the latest news and updates.
Hi Folks! Ive been hard at work on the projects I’m involved in.
The SAHB Experience are putting together some recordings to use for promotional purposes.
I have to say the tracks are sounding fantastic. More on this soon.
I‘m delighted to announce that I have now started working on the follow-up album to ‘OUT OF THE DARK’.
The album is titled
‘IDENTITY': OUT OF THE DARK PART II.
This album will be much heavier and grittier than the first one, with the addition of live guitars, bass, and drums. This will feature some guest musicians once again.
During the Covid 19 lockdown I decided to put together a home recording project called
DAVID COWAN & FRIENDS in which I do versions of some of my favourite covers and invite special guest musicians whom I've worked with both past and present and so far it has been a great success.
Since the project kicked off I have worked with top musicians such as:
JULIAN HUTSON SAXBY
JOHN ROSS WEIR
to name a few...
check out the songs so far on the VIDEOS page of the site and via my official YouTube channel.