Celtic Americana from Leith via Nashville.
Dean Owens is one of Scotland’s finest singer-songwriters, with fans including Bob Harris, Ricky Ross, Irvine Welsh and Russell Brand. Armed with a searingly soulful voice and a neat line in memorable heart-twisting melodies, Dean filters his love of Americana through a gritty yet lyrical Scottish sensibility. A compelling and engaging live performer, with an innate ability to connect with any audience, with an emotional hurricane of stories and songs.
His Whisky Hearts band is a mighty all star lineup with former Silencers/Simple Minds drummer Jim McDermott, Brian McAlpine (keys and accordion), Amy Geddes (fiddle), Craig Ross (guitar) and Mike McCann (bass guitar), who can rock up a storm, with flashes of folk and a touch of twang.
'One of Scotland’s best . . . fantastic stuff.' Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2
'Scotland’s most engaging and haunting singer-songwriter.' Irvine Welsh