GARY STEWART is a singer/songwriter from Perthshire who cut his teeth performing on the Leeds Music Scene for 15 years before moving to York where he currently resides. Stewart writes songs in the Folk/Pop vein and is influenced by the Folk Artists of the ’60’s and ’70’s (Paul Simon/James Taylor/The Eagles/Joni Mitchell/Carole King).
The Scottish Songsmith has released 4 albums to date, his latest, ‘Lost, Now Found’,self-recorded, produced and released in June 2021. The debut single, ‘Leopard’ received steady A-List radio play on YO1 Radio, BBC Radio Scotland and Amazing Radio and the second single, ‘Hot To Trot’, features backing vocals from Rosie Doonan (Birdy/Peter Gabriel). His debut record, ‘Boy Cries Wolf’, garnered much praise from Janice Long and was played on Radio 2 courtesy of Steve Lamacq. The left-hander is also no stranger to the festival circuit, having played Kendal Calling, Green Man, Shrewsbury, Towersey, Wickham and Beardy Folk Festival to name but a few.
When not performing his own music, the multi-instrumentalist busies himself playing drums for Hope & Social and bass for Leeds-based Fleetwood Mac Tribute, Weetwood Mac(ex-Ellen & The Escapades). He also fronts his own reworking of Paul Simon’s Classic Album, ‘Graceland’, with a seven-piece band who have played many a Theatre and Festival, including Shrewsbury, Towersey, Costa Del Folk, Moonbeams and Underneath the Stars.
‘That’s Pop with Pizzaz’ – For Folks Sake
‘Reminiscent of a 1960’s bedsit-era Paul Simon’ – Northern Sky
‘Definitely onto a winner’ – This Is Fake D.I.Y
Doors open 1.45pm. Music starts 2.30pm. The venue is mixed seated and standing. Tables are limited and available on a first come first served basis so, if you’d like a seat, we recommend arriving early!