"Songcraft and wit in the Difford & Tilbrook
tradition" - (Sunday
"Michael Marra meets Elvis Costello. . . Napier oozes
class" - (Folk Radio
"A beautiful amalgam of Scottish soul, funk and folk" - (Irish American Times)
"More rock'n'roll than 50 shitty indie bands" - (BluesBunny)
defined in the title of his remarkable 2015 solo debut VIP: Very
Interesting Persons (No.2 in the Daily Telegraph's top dozen folk
albums that year), Scottish singer-songwriter (and sometime stand-up
comic) Findlay Napier categorically commands musical VIP status.
and produced by revered UK songsmith Boo Hewerdine, VIP's ten
biographical tracks, invoking real-life sources from Hedy Lamarr to a
cave-dwelling Scottish tramp, marked another career high for Napier,
building on plaudits and awards for his previous line-ups Back of the
Moon, Queen Anne's Revenge and The Bar Room Mountaineers.
now turns those same supreme songwriting and storytelling gifts, allied
with magpie-minded imagination and truly magnificent vocals, to his
adoptive home town, on VIP's hotly anticipated follow-up, Glasgow.
his collaboration with Hewerdine, the new album combines freshly-penned
originals with classics and rarities from Glasgow's vast and colourful
ballad canon, by authors as diverse as Hamish Imlach and The Blue Nile.
Together, they form an extended musical love-letter to Scotland's
metropolis, celebrating 20 years since Napier first arrived as a
student, swapping his idyllic Highland childhood home for the 14th
floor of the city's notorious (and since demolished) Red Road flats.
and Becca have performed and written lots of songs together and have a
real energy and spirit together on stage.
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