During the past decade Douglas Kay has honed his stagecraft in theatres, clubs & bars across 4 continents.
In addition to tours of North America, Europe, Australasia and Africa he has played a number of notable gigs in the UK alongside the likes of Billy Bragg, KT Tunstall, Doves and Amy MacDonald. Tracks from his debut album, Of All The Towns To Sleep In, and its follow-up, Into Your Head, received airplay worldwide and led to TV appearances on GWN in Australia and ESPN in the UK.
After a busy 2013, which saw Kay touring to promote the acoustic album Last Touch (shows included a guest slot opening for Grammy Award winner Colin Hay), he returned to the studio in 2014 to begin work on the follow-up, Lift.
Perhaps his most balanced work to date, the upbeat rootsy stomp of opening track Casablanca Face introduces a collection which veers from contemporary folk ballads (such as Thomas Gunn and its companion piece, Oliver Gray) to the slide blues of Once I'm Gone, and from the haunting piano swell of All Through The Night to the melodic harmonies of See It Come Down & the title track. Throughout, the songs are bound together by Kay's captivating and quirky lyrics, and by his warm, distinctive vocals.
2014 also saw Douglas complete numerous other projects - a radio session with Adam Holmes for BBC Radio 2 and a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe with his traditional folk duo, The Sorries, among them.
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