alan frew

alan frew

 Troon, Scotland, GBR

Acoustic, melancholy whilst at the same time uplifting pop music with a folk roots background. Influences ranging from Mississipi John Hurt, John Martyn, Nick Drake through to present day artists like Iron and Wine, Kings of Convenience and Beck. I write soul searching songs with catching melodies.


Alan Frew is a contemporary folk/pop artist from Troon, Ayrshire in the west coast of Scotland. Starting off as a guitarist backing vocalist 'Troon Troubadour' played with local acts The Kytes, Southbeach and Jill Jackson band and in that time supported Paolo Nutini, Texas, Mel C, Albert Lee, Lucie Silvas and the Delays, playing venues all over the country including T in the Park, Celtic Park, King Tuts, The Mean Fiddler and the Troubadour.

At the beginning of 2010 Frew released his debut album Go Easy which was recieved very well by the major press and given 4 star reviews by the Sunday Mail, Sunday Express and Sunday Herald as well as being pick of the month in Music News Scotland.
Frew kicked off his solo debut with a spree of gigs all over the uk starting at The Bedford London and including a three week uk tour under the liberty tour banner. Since going solo Frew has played support to Pearl and the Puppets, Sunshine Underground plus The Unthanks and Ben Otewell and has played at many Festivals all over the uk including Truck Fest, Belladrum, Wizard Fest, Northern Roots(main stage), Wessex Folk Festival(main stage), Live@Troon Festival(main stage) and The Nick Drake gathering(main event).
The first track featured on the debut Go Easy, Running Blind has been played on Jim Gellatly's Amazing radio as well as BBC Radio Wales, Touch FM, Moray Firth and many other stations throughout the country. Frew now goes out with a fourpiece band The Alan Frew Band as well as playing solo gigs and recently formed The Follies with fellow singer songwriters Amy Belle and Raymond Hackland. The Follies played their first sell out gig @ Oran Mor in Feb 2011 and are set to tour Germany 24th May to 5th June to sell out audiences.
Alan is currently writing songs for his second album and will be taking to the road in the summer with the Alan Frew Band.

Wish you all a great 2011

Go Easy !!!


Running Blind

Written By: Alan Frew

It's dark in the city
the red lights brought me here
need to find some place
to settle down
and these thoughts aint pretty
as I walk away from here
but I'll be back on my feet again
some other town

Coz I dont care too much about you baby anyhow
so you can take your troubles off me
Served my time with you and I dont care if I miss you
Im movin' on out as far as I can see

Big city slicker
well you think you've got it made
and the train moves on
from town to town
This tossin' and turning
it aint worth it over you
got to find some way to find
somebody new

Coz I dont care too much about you baby anyhow
so you can take your troubles off me
Served my time with you and I dont care if I miss you
I'm movin' on out as far as I can see

I'm running blind
Things come and go but I dont mind

Go Easy

Written By: Alan Frew

a new day's begun
she walks in the sun
and watches the waves roll by
she follows her dreams
and real as it seems
she floats in a cloud in the sky

go easy
on him
he's fallen

the wind shook the trees
and he came to his kness
and he swore he could hear the moon cry
he made his way home
and sat all alone
with a glimmer of hope in his eye

go easy
on him
he's fallen

so softly
she rides
the hurt that
he hides
and it's not so easy
to push it aside
it's not so easy
to move with the tide


Go Easy - Debut album

Go Easy ( debut album ) Released on itunes 1st October 2009

Track 1 Running Blind has been played on Jim Gellatly's Amazing Radio,BBC Radio Wales,BBC Rapal, Touch FM, BBC Nottingham, Moray Firth Radio

Also had 4 star reviews in the sunday It mail, sunday express and sunday herald plus pick of the month in music news scotland

Set List

Go Easy
Running Blind
Stay Agian
Lucy Anne Maria
Somewhere in a dream

Black and Gold - Sam Sparrow
Mellissa - Allman Brothers
Elliott Smith - Angeles
I know better now - AJ Croce
It's Allright - Hound dog Taylor

I usually play for around an hour