Davy Cowan is described on his website as a Singer, Songwriter, Guitar Slinger, Troubadour, Poet, Song & Dance Man. Tonight saw the official launch of Davy Cowan and The Storm Chaser’s album The Journey (16/4/2011).
A quick word about the set up at the Ironworks, the use of curtains, tables and seating allowed the hall to feel comfortably full and created an appropriate space for the audience to respond to the music.
Hanging my head in shame I crept in the door at the end of Dave Sharp’s set (Davy’s thanking of Dave’s support in the process of the songs ,for the album ,coming together came across as particularly sincere). Worse still I had missed Defcon One’s first acoustic set but on speaking to Shaun (Vocalist) the set went well, despite the inherent challenges of such a big venue. Oh and don’t forget they have an EP out which you can get access to here.
Davy’s set was an eclectic mix spanning his various bands including Coinneach and of course the new album. Interestingly, some of the songs that were off the new album had actually evolved or perhaps matured over the last few years. The crowd whilst partisan, clearly lapped up the more upbeat songs such as It’s Summertime and the aforementioned Coinneach material. There were a trio of covers ranging Johnny Cash to Iggy Pop although our favourite was Del Shannon’s Runaway. Some of the other songs had a poignancy, including one provoked by the Tsunami , that truly emphasised the range on offer.
There is no doubt Davy is an entertainer and musician, and tonight emphasised these skills and qualities to a tee.
You can preview some of the tracks off his new album and of course purchase it here.