Findlay Napier is a rising star of the UK Songwriting Scene. Think campfires and tradition, past voices being handed down, characters that spring up from the soil of childhood and a curiosity-bone last seen holding up a Tyrannosaurus Rex. It’s not often an evening will take in the first woman in space, the dead voices of World War One soldiers, dodgy tenement dealers, pugilists, baseball players and Hollywood actresses. And did I mention drunk siblings, student bedsits, marriages (to porn stars and midgets; not in the same song, mind) and con men straight out of a Dashiel Hammett novel. All human life is here, given a beating heart via Napier’s warm handshake of a voice and memorable melodies.
“Miracle lyricist” The Sunday Herald
“★★★★★ an original engaging treat.” Martin Chilton, The Telegraph
“Songs full of earthy humour, hopeless love and biting satire. More ‘Michael Marra meets Elvis Costello’ than contemporary tradition.” ★★★★★ Folk Radio UK