Genre: Acoustic / Folk rock / Rock
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
David Heavenor is a Scottish singer songwriter based in Edinburgh, Scotland. He has been called "the mystery man of Scottish music" by David Scott, Radio presenter and musician in Scottish Band The Pearlfishers. Journalist and broadcaster Tom Morton writing in The Scotsman called his song Linger and Go 'a masterpiece of songwriting.' Other plaudits for songs also appearing on his first album Private (The Night Visitors 1993) come from Ricky Ross who called Jenny and the Cold Caller 'One of the best songs ever written' and included it as one of his TRACKS OF MY YEARS on The Ken Bruce Show on BBC Radio2. David's next album Winter's Children appeared in August 2001 on the Glasgow based Sticky Music label. In his Scotsman review Tom Morton described it: ' Songs made to last. Delicate and full of diffident power. The cool delivery remains somewhere between Al Stewart and Nick Drake, the unexpected guitar runs, the lyrics you can't quite pin down, but which echo round you brain, shifting meaning, ornate yet direct, complex and with an overwhelming sense of Edinburgh in winter.' Senior BBC Music producer Stewart Cruickshank said: ’ A beautiful album in every respect…’ David's track I'm Watching Rosanna from his album Winter's Children was included in a 49 track, 2 disc compilation showcasing the best in contemporary Scottish Music. The CD, Seriously Scottish produced in 2004 by The Scottish Music Centre in Glasgow, is not commercially available but acts as an educational tool and industry shop window. A live solo version of his song Candide was also included in a CD marking the 25th Anniversary of Radio Scotland. David Heavenor’s long awaited third album was released on 1 August 2006 featuring 12 songs recorded and produced in the studio at East Kilbride Arts Centre. David is joined ..boards, bass, guitar and multifarious other instruments by David Scott of Glasgow bands The Pearlfishers and Teenage Fanclub whose other member Stuart Kidd plays drums. Edinburgh musician Iain Barbour features on several tracks adding electric guitar and pedal steel. On Sign in a Stranger ‘It’s fantastic… ‘ Bryan Burnettt BBC Radio Scotland ‘the production is gorgeous sounding as you would expect from the Pearlfishers’ David Scott...’ Mary Ann Kennedy BBC Radio Scotland ‘Support came from the hugely talented David Heavenor. His songs about space and religion could warm up any gig …’ Sunday Mail.
Popular or famous David Heavenor songs: Hesitation, Another Eden, Off To The War, Carleen On the Phone, In Northern Towns Like These, Marmion Road. More music songs Darling Charlotte, Dearest Jack, Breakthrough/Candide, Bobby in the Wire, Broken Appointment, My Lady Headstrong, I'm Watching Rosanna. More music songs Lime Green Room, Man of Habit, God Inside Your Skin, Move Me, Candide, Sign In A Stranger, Change Me Like Snow, Bad Man's Pride.
'Jenny and The Cold Caller... One of the best songs ever written...' (Ricky Ross, Deacon Blue). ' He has produced 5 albums plus 2 EP's. Subjects range from the death of aid worker Karen Woo, ANC activist Joe Slovo, lost love, found love, religious bigotry, war and peace, existential angst and writer's block...
Bruce Cockburn, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne , Leonard Cohen, Cat Stevens,Bob Dylan, Ricky Ross, Early James Taylor.
Nick Drake, Al Stewart, Damien Rice.
Official Website: http://www.davidheavenor.com/
MySpace page: http://www.myspace.com/davidheavenor