The eighth event in the series presents:
Dylan Fowlie is a modern fingerstyle guitarist and singer-songwriter from Aberdeen, Scotland. Inspired by names such as Antoine Dufour, Jon Gomm and Newton Faulkner, Dylan displays a solid array of both guitar and vocal talent that is praised by many in the acoustic community.
His intricate fingerwork and stunning compositions are sure to wow audiences wherever he plays. Dylan will be making his Edinburgh debut.
Finger style at its finest - DaveBeMac weaves percussive lap-tapping and polyphonic harmonies together like only a musical genius could, blending a multitude of sounds that would usually require a multitude of musicians. Two hands, one guitar, a whole world of musical textures and a bunch of banging tunes that fit weddings to festivals and beyond - from atmospheric, ethereal melters right through to upbeat belters and certified pelters.
Armed with just a guitar and a loop station, DaveBeMac’s unconventional style has wowed crowds from their hundreds to their thousands – from UK staples such as the Edinburgh Fringe, Kelburn Garden Party, Tall Ships and Knockengorroch to European festivals such as BYF Festival in Bulgaria and Birstonas Jazz Festival in Lithuania. His experience of working within a wide range of musical projects have also set him in good stead– having conducted workshops in prisons and as part of youth music initiatives and community projects, as well as one-to-one tuition, he is well versed in being personable and sharing knowledge. As well as spending time on stage, Dave is just as comfortable behind the scenes having worked as the Sound Engineer for The Stand and as the Promoter / Curator for The Pitt.
To add fuel to the fire, Dave is a multi-instrumentalist – he’s a dab hand at the cello, piano, drums and saxophone to boot – and a composer, having created music for a bunch of films and theatre productions including BAFTA award-winning animation ‘No Place Like Home’ by Cat Bruce and ‘Nothing’ by Faux Theatre. He has also composed music for big names such as The Damned, Vic Galloway, The Observer and Pinewood Studios. With two albums in the bag and a third in the making, there’s plenty more to come from this stone-cold legend.
Multi-instrumentalist Cera Impala creates songs that feel instantly familiar. Her whiskey-honeyed voice and intimately crafted pieces take you to another time and place, of dreams and magic, sensual as they are savage. Impala has toured internationally with her handpicked band, The New Prohibition -and in 2018, Cera debuts a new duet project, Delightful Squalor. She has previously been a member of The Blackberry Bushes, Dark Green Tree and the fabulous queens of sass and harmony, The Bevvy Sisters. Cera is enjoying the success of her latest album Tumbleweed, a collection of songs that will simultaneously take you all the way around the world and back into the heart of the woods.
Born in Flagstaff, AZ Cera has made many places her home since '94 when she left; from Portland, Oregon, to New York City, California, Olympia, Washington. Berlin Germany, to Edinburgh Scotland.