Friday, 24 May 2013

From Friends of Wighton

From Sheena Wellington:

Friends of Wighton, in association with Meadowside St Paul's and supported by Creative Scotland, present: 

Ivan Drever, singer songwriter

7.30pm, Meadowside St Paul's Church, Nethergate, Dundee, 

Tickets £5, at the door or advance booking -

Ivan Drever hails from Orkney and possesses a warm compelling voice, a magical talent as a songsmith and virtuoso skill in the guitar.  He recorded his latest solo album, "Keep On Keeping On" in Easter Ross in June of 2012.

The album features 12 self-penned songs and is released on Ivan's own Orcadian recordings label.  His 2011 album, "Bless The Wind" (also recorded in Easter Ross) featured former Wolfstone band mate, Andy Murray on electric guitar as well as Paul Eastham, Keyboard player with Coast. It was released on September 1st 2011. His 2010 album, "Notes From an Island", on Attic records, was a reflection on his Orcadian heritage.

Having worked with the Knowe O' Deil and as a solo artist, Ivan joined Wolfstone in 1990, their work saw them perform worldwide. Ivan's songs and tunes have been recorded by an impressive list of artists and indeed one, which was co-written with Duncan Chisholm, was featured in the Robin Williams film "Good Will Hunting". Ivan composed the songs and music and performed for the Californian Dance Based Company "Celtic Fusion" which saw him working for the early part of  2001 in the States, touring with the Company throughout March on the East coast of the USA.

Ivan's latest band project is with Frank McGuire and Rich Young, their new album is now on general release. Touring frequently with fiddle player, Duncan Chisholm, their duo album "The Lewis Blue" was released on Iona Records. The DVD and CD release of "Long December Nights" captured the duo in the relaxed setting of Duncan's front room. He has also performed with the Ivan Drever Band who produced a self titled 5 track EP for Nutshell Records.

Ivan's career has been long and fruitful as "Keep On Keeping On" now confirms. 

Now resident in Norway, Ivan regularly tours in Scandinavia and the UK.

His current live set features songs from "Keep On Keeping On", "Notes From An Island" and "Bless the Wind" alongside several as yet unreleased new songs and material from his back catalogue.