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Troon, Scotland, United Kingdom

Troon, Scotland, United Kingdom
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"Music News Scotland"

"Love the album, great music. An absolute pleasure to listen to.''
- Carol Cunningham


"Sunday Mail"

"The Ayrshire-based singer/songwriter's album is gentle and uplifting. Go Easy has gentle guitar strumming. Female backing vocalists deserve a mention and former Speedway singer Jill Jackson shines on Denise. A laid-back folk/pop album that's worth checking out''. ( Pick of the week ) - Avril Cadden


"Sunday Mail"

"The Ayrshire-based singer/songwriter's album is gentle and uplifting. Go Easy has gentle guitar strumming. Female backing vocalists deserve a mention and former Speedway singer Jill Jackson shines on Denise. A laid-back folk/pop album that's worth checking out. ( Pick of the week ) - Avril Cadden


"Sunday Express"

"Troon troubadour Alan’s debut is a gentle gem. He has a bit of the Elliot Smiths about him on his more reflective moments, then when he really picks his guitar, it’s Nick Drake and Newton Faulkner who are his benchmarks''. - David Esson


"Sunday Herald"


OPENING and closing his debut album with different versions of the same track, Running Blind, Troon's Alan Frew clearly sets out his career ambitions and songwriting abilities and, in between, shows what he can deliver.

When he plugs in (as on Denise and the opener), there's a commercial strength to his work that follows a direct line back to the likes of Del Amitri and Aztec Camera in the 1980s.

These days there's no shortage of singer-songwriters self- releasing their CDs on the internet, but Frew stands out from the coffee shop crowd, particularly when Jill Jackson steps in on backing vocals (he's a staple feature of her band). Overall, the album sits back on a relaxed beat (are those maracas? ) and a pillow of vocal harmonies, creating a sound that's easy to listen to, without dismissing it as easy listening.


- Alan Morrison


Discography

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

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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 !!!