There are many who find themselves described as stalwarts, some for the rugged determination to keep slogging away and others because they contribute so much to stay actively involved on a whole range of levels, keeping sharp artistically and selflessly championing others who deserve attention.
Findlay Napier is one of the most highly-regarded performers and creative forces on the Scottish music scene – thoroughly active and a truly energised with a heart-warming zing.
He made his name touring and recording with multi-award winning traditional Scottish folk band Back of the Moon. In his more recent projects “Queen Anne’s Revenge” and “The Bar Room Mountaineers” his song-writing took centre stage and was described by The Sunday Herald as “Genuine songcraft and wit following in the Difford & Tilbrook tradition”. Findlay is also well known as the host of Celtic Connections’ Late Night Sessions and for his Hazy Recollections concert series which showcases the very best in new roots music.
His new album, VIP: Very Interesting Persons, contains ten songs about real life characters that have led very interesting lives. The album was co-written and produced by Boo Hewerdine and features performances from Admiral Fallow’s Louis Abbott, Gillian Frame, Roy Dodds, Hamish Napier and incredible Danish multi instrumentalist Gustaf Ljunggren.
Findlay is releasing his single The Man Who Sold New York in March to tie in with this
“★★★★ a collection of cracking songs that all add up to a cracking album… his voice has a mesmerising addictive quality to it…”
“Napier’s stagecraft is charmingly relaxed and cultivates an engrossed and interested audience.”
Ravechild, Peter Johnstone
“I recommend this album,
well worth investigating.
Gideon Coe, BBC Radio 2
★★★★ Album of the Week: “Napier is a warm, witty and engaging singer with a real gift for melody” The Sunday Express
★★★★★ “arguably the first sensational album of 2015”
Liverpool Sound and Vision
★★★★★ “Songs full of earthy humour, hopeless love and biting satire… more ‘Michael Marra meets Elvis Costello’ than contemporary tradition.”