Alan Mair, Bassist of ‘The Only Ones’ Releases Debut Solo Single ‘Four Winds’
He’s a rock-star, whose had support from the likes of ‘U2’ and ‘Simply Minds’, and has also supported ‘The Who’, on their USA tour, the ‘White Stripes’ and ‘Primal Scream’ with ‘The Only Ones’, of which he co-produced the first two albums. He’s played at Glastonbury, 02 Wireless Festival and CBGB’s New York – to name a few. His first band ‘The Beatstalkers’ were the first Scottish Boyband who set the female hearts of Scotland in to overdrive when they caused a riot on 1965 in Glasgow’s George Square.
Alan Mair has been writing songs for many years, and witnessing the current accessibility to worldwide digital distribution of music, and the ability to keep control of it, he has decided to finally release them.
Alan’s first band ‘The Beatstalkers’, used to work with David Bowie in his early years as a song-writer, and during that time they became good friends. On one occasion at his boot shop in Kensington market Alan gave David a pair of boots he couldn’t afford and had his shop manager Freddy Mercury fit them for him.
Watch this link for a video of Alan with ‘The Only Ones’- who have influenced the likes of The Replacements, Nirvana, The Libertines and Blur - performing live on Jools Holland: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcOK3iQcXSA&feature=related
and their iconic “Another Girl Another Planet http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VvO7HNQPFRI&feature=related
Alan’s debut solo single ‘Four Winds’ is due for release on the 15th December. The track itself is an eclectic blend of alternative rock with resonating vocals. However, if you can’t wait until December, take a listen to it here: https://soundcloud.com/alan-mair-field-of-one/four-winds
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