Together with his band from Canada and Scotland, Ewan Macintyre weaves his own blend of folk pop traditions. Hailed as “a welcome moment in the future of Scottish music”, live shows feature beautiful string arrangements, ripping solos, soaring harmonies and heartfelt lyrical content.
The band will tour across Canada, the UK and northern Europe promoting Ewans latest single “Champagne in Heaven”. Written and performed for the funeral of Ewans grandfather in October 2016, the song is a rounded pensive perspective on life. Themes of time, love, loss and adventure prevail and are dealt with through a mixture of sincerity and humour. Recorded by upcoming Montreal based producer/ engineer Patrick Steele and featuring an all star cast of musicians from across the western globe.
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Ewan Macintyre has a long musical pedigree – as lead singer with the award-winning Edinburgh collective Southern Tenant Folk Union he performed the length and breadth of the UK and Ireland at top venues & major festivals including Celtic Connections and in 2011 the band won Americana Artist of the Year. He recorded 2 critically acclaimed albums with the band, receiving stellar reviews from Mojo, Q, The Guardian, Irish Times, Uncut, Irish Mail on Sunday, Hot Press as well as live TV performances on RTE’s ‘The Late Late Show’ & ‘The View’. Ewan has supported a diverse mix of acts ranging from 'Hot House Flowers' to 'Coolio'.
In 2015 Ewan recorded his first solo E.P. “You Probably Look Better Naked Anyway”, a mix of genres and styles presented with a “Celtic Soul feel”. The album reached #3 in the National Folk/ Roots charts of Canada. Rooted in the storytelling folk genre, Ewan infuses his music with layers of Swing, Scottish trad, Bluegrass, Jazz Soul, Blues and Pop.
Since the age of 16 he has composed and toured music for international theatre productions, having toured Azerbaijan, South East Asia and North America before his 17th birthday. Most recent theatre compositions include “In Her Shadows” directed by Cora Bisset and “Dragon Matrix” by Vision Mechanics.