Scottys Guinness World Record Challenge begins Friday 9th of July 2021. It is a recognised official challenge to release 60 original singles in 60 weeks across major streaming sites. Each single represents for me each week of the pandemic. The release of my original sixty songs over sixty weeks will encourage supporters and followers of the challenge to rank songs, share posts and livestreams in an effort to raise funds to press the most popular releases from the sixty weeks onto a double vinyl record by the end of the challenge. #scottys60in60 #GWRchallenge
'I Am the Tumbleweed' is my acoustic guitar crossed with algorithmic electronica and is a metaphor representing 'the man against the machine'. As jobs become more and more automated I felt compelled to design this artwork of my head being scanned by robots !! Mixed and mastered as usual by SAE Glasgow head engineer Örvar. Official release date 09/07/21
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So this original song grew legs between 2014 and 2020 ! I originally wrote and recorded a demo for 'The Gathering' in Ireland 2014, but later around 2017 with some help along the way from my Trad colleagues at BCFE Dublin, I managed to mix and finalise this version with a little bit of Rory Gallagher inspired lead guitar! Official Release Date 16/07/21
Stage Door is a song I wrote during the pandemic and the first lockdown in 2020. I would regularly pass the "stage door in the alleyway" at the side of The Olympia theatre in Dublin (pre Covid ) after my regular bar gig around the corner. Id see artist like Paul Wellers' crew packing up after my gig and autograph hunters in the rain ? I guess this song is for the faithful. Official release date 23/07/21
I wrote Mockingbird almost 10 years ago. I called it 'The Feeling', but wrote the chorus later in 2017, the night before performing the song live in a Dublin College t.v. studio. I like the reggae pop feel I ended up with. Official Release Date 30/07/21
I began writing Gilmour Street after reading about toxic trains passing through my home town in Paisley. Anti-Nuclear campaigners took to protest against the transportation of toxic Nuclear waste between Hunterston B power station, in Ayrshire, and the Sellafield nuclear decommissioning site in Cumbria in 2016. Official Release date 06/07/21
Just Passin' Through is a bluesy harmonica driven song I wrote and recorded many moons ago! I have re-mixed and mastered the original version for streaming and download. Official Release date 13/08/21
I wrote this song in 2004 and then discovered the poem of the same name.
"Theres a Bluebird in my heart that wants to get out.." Charles Bukowski.
Bluebird (Fly Away) Official release day Friday 20th August 2021
The Right Time is an original guitar infused pop rock song due for Official release 27/08/21
The inspiration for my song 'To See Paradise' was taken from the novel 'Until I Find You' by John Irvine (2005). Release date is Friday 3rd of September 2021