steve dowling

steve dowling

 Dumfries, Scotland, GBR

“Dowling’s singing displays the timbre of the late Ronnie Drew, and the gravitas and phrasing of Dave Cousins, admirable traits indeed when welded to Dowling’s rootsy earthy material” … Rock n Reel
... a late starter, but a strong and original voice.


born 1951, but despite, or maybe because of, the advancing years plays with vigour and intent. Only been playing solo in public for the last five years, but in that time has performed round Europe, and in his native Scotland with his band the Obliviates. Influences ... folk, blues, soul, a touch of the Mediterranean perhaps ... acoustic grunge, but melodic nonetheless


"Angels Saints and Aeroplanes" .... solo 2010

"Urchin" ... with The Obliviates 2011

"Lord of Nowhere" ... + Obliviates, due out 2012

.... all available through Distilled Records