Paisley’s singer-songwriter, Michael Cassidy plays Hootananny on Sunday the 10th of February.
Perhaps it’s no surprise that Cassidy found his way to music given his father’s influence, he explained in an interview with Peenko “he is a multi instrumentalist and has always been in bands since I can remember. He bought me my first few guitars and there was always a piano in my house growing up.” There is certainly a personability about him, Ravechild acknowledges; “there’s a real feeling of him being one of your mates; it makes his music all the more relatable and human to the growing audience for alternative folk.”
“Battleships”, his debut single came out in November last year and bodes well for his, Calum Malcolm produced, first album. Recording for the album, which features Aidan O’Rourke (lau) on fiddle, Liam Bradley (Van Morrison) on drums, has now finished. Whilst 2012 has been been busy, with festival appearances at T in the Park, Wickerman, goNORTH and Boardmasters along with support slots for Ben Howard and Frightened Rabbit (to name but a few), 2013 is promising to be no to shoddy either.
Having already played Celtic Connections this year, the aforementioned album and a hot off the press SAMA nomination for best acoustic act, the future does indeed look bright.