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On Sale Now – Christine Bovill’s PARIS, Queen’s Hall

8 January 2018

Tickets are now on sale for Christine Bovill’s highly acclaimed PARIS show, at the Queen’s Hall, Thu 31 May 2018.
A 5 star hit at 2016 and 2017 Edinburgh Fringe, including winning Spirit of the Fringe Award 2017, Paris has also wowed international audiences including London, Ireland and Berlin.

Be transported into a Parisian scented twilight world of song, as Christine beckons you back to the Golden Age of French Song; a demi-monde of heroes and outcasts, cynics and bruised romantics. No gimmicks. No pretence. Nothing but a voice – smoky, evocative and emotive – singing of life’s triumphs and tragedies. With drama, pathos and pizzazz, the show casts a sepia-tinged spotlight on the songs and stories of Jacques Brel, Edith Piaf, Barbara, Juliet Greco, Charles Aznavour and more…

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Southern Wind available for pre-orders NOW

8 January 2018

Southern Wind, the new album from Dean Owens is now available for pre-orders, direct from At The Helm Records. Click here to order – bonus tracks available immediately for early birds.

Recorded in Nashville, with the same team who produced his highly praised (4 and 5 star reviews) Into the Sea album – producer Neilson Hubbard (whose recent clients include John Prine, Jason Isbell and Orphan Brigade) and award winning guitarist Will Kimbrough (Emmylou Harris’ guitarist of choice on the road)

One of Scotland’s best…” “Whispering” Bob Harris
Scotland’s most engaging and haunting singer songwriter…” Irvine Welsh
a major talent …” No Depression
…one of the best singer-songwriters in Scotland….” The Herald
…full of great little stories wound around ear-worm-generating tunes…” Folk Radio UK

Album launch – Fri 2 Feb, Celtic Connections (Glasgow)
Release date – Fri 16 Feb

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Last Song is the first song on the album, and the first track off the starting blocks! Video made by Waltzer Films, with the assistance of Tribe Porty Youth Theatre.

Black Friday Free Download!

24 November 2017

Some exciting news for Black Friday and Thanksgiving… and it won’t cost you a dime (or a cent, or a penny!)
The Last Song – the very first track released from Dean Owens’ Southern Wind album – is released as a FREE download, for a very limited period only, from 24 Nov
.
Recorded in Nashville with the same team as Dean’s acclaimed Into the Sea album, including producer Neilson Hubbard and award winning guitarist Will Kimbrough, Southern Wind is released on At The Helm Records on 16 Feb 2018.
There’s a great, fun video for it as well, by Ruth Barrie of Waltzer Films, and kids from Tribe Porty Youth Theatre.
The free download links are in the information panel when you click through to Youtube.

Or click through to the links via Dean’s newsletter, here.
Dean: “The Last Song is the first song Will Kimbrough and I wrote together for the album. We bonded through our mutual love of Ronnie Lane and bands like The Waterboys. We wanted to write a kinda pub rock song for the end of the night and we just sat jamming and throwing in names of some of our heroes. It’s also got lots of great Kimbrough guitar licks on it“.

Spring 2017 Newsletter

7 April 2017

Spring 2017 Newsletter – News and gigs
Including Dean Owens‘ charity single Julie’s Moon and his recent adventures at the Maverick Festival Press Launch and ‘Whispering’ Bob Harris’ Under the Apple Tree. Plus upcoming gigs including Ben Glover, Edinburgh’s Tradfest (including Redwood Mountain and Brina), Senegalese Independence Day Celebrations and more.
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Spring 2016 Newsletter

30 March 2016

Scary Biscuits – Spring Newsletter – upcoming gigs, news and ticket offers
(including The Men From Leith with Dick Gaughan, Blue Rose Code, Dean Owens & The Whisky Hearts; Samba Sene & Diwan + Silky Criss; Hannah Aldridge + Lilly Hiatt)
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November newsletter

24 November 2015

Scary Biscuits November Newsletter
News about Celtic Americana singer Dean Owens, including gigs, video and tickets offer. Also news about gigs by award winning The Elephant Sessions and Anda Union – Mailchimp link – November newsletter


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You can also check out recent reviews, press articles and radio sessions (with links) for Dean Owens in this downloadable pdf
Dean Owens with Whispering Bob Harris at BBC Radio 2

April Newsletter

22 April 2015

Scary Biscuits April Newsletter
Dean Owens CD, Flamenco Nights and Ed Fringe teasers – http://eepurl.com/bky_Qb


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Airplay and Sessions

31 March 2015

  • Dean Owens
  • Singer songwriter Dean Owens, whose new album Into the Sea (recorded in Nashville) is released on 11 May was recently featured in session for the Daily Record

    Dean was also in session (with keyboard player Sean Pugh) and in extended interview with Tom Morton on BBC Radio Scotland’s Morton Through Midnight (available to relisten till 20 Apr)

  • Poción de Fe
  • New Latin Afrobeat combo Poción de Fe, who are currently on tour (Edinburgh, London, Oxford, Leeds, Aviemore, Inverness, Glasgow) can be heard on BBC Radio Scotland’s The Jazz House (available to relisten till 21 Apr)

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    New Dean Owens Making-of Video online

    3 March 2015

    New video released online by Scottish singer/songwriter Dean Owens, about the making of his beautifully melancholic Into the Sea album (recorded in Nashville, released on Drumfire Records 11 May 2015).

    Featuring interviews with producer Neilson Hubbard, guitarist Will Kimbrough and excerpts from songs Evergreen and Pretending (ft singer Suzy Bogguss)

    Watch and listen here (Youtube link)

    Album cover of Into the Sea by Dean Owens

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    African club relaunching

    20 February 2015

    After an 18 month hiatus, Ndaje: African Connections Club is being relaunched in its new home at Edinburgh’s The Mash House, on Fri 20 Feb, with 2 further dates scheduled on Fri 20 Mar and Fri 17 Apr. Doors are at 11pm with a late bar, and music, till 3am.

    Ndaje is a joyous fusion of live music, drums and DJs with a wide range of music including African, Latin, reggae and ska. The club is hosted by Senegalese musician Samba Sene and specialist world music DJ James Combe.

    The line-up of live music for the opening night is Samba Sene and Diwan, singer songwriter Benny Tetteh-Larty and Makossa percussionist Sam Achampon.

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    Check out Ndaje’s Facebook page here