Musician / songwriter from Aberdeen in the North of Scotland, who during the 90's played percussion with Scottish fiddle band the 'Old Blind Dogs'. Following six critically acclaimed albums and eight years touring Europe and America with the Dogs Davy became a well known player in Scotland's vibrant Traditional music scene.
Davy is also very much a contemporary musician in the singer songwriter mode as can be heard from his debut solo album "Dancing in the Shadows". This is an eclectic selection of song writing material drawn from his musical experiences at home and abroad. In January 2003 recording with his own band the 'Pictones' he released Jellytown which quickly demonstrated a surprising range of song writing ability and music skills. An exceptional Scottish talent producing music for an International audience.
More recently (2012), MOONSHINE was released, a long awaited follow up to THE BLUE LAMP and UP IN THE AIR, the much loved 1990’s albums by Jonny Hardie, Gavin Marwick and Davy Cattanach (Old Blind Dogs, Iron Horse, Catford, Bellevue Rendezvous, Unusual Suspects). On MOONSHINE there are songs though the tune sets are foremost, with the instrumentation and arrangements swapping between the twin fiddles of Gav and Jonny, Jonny and Davy on guitars, and Davy’s percussion. The songs are of recent vintage and mostly written by Davy Cattanach. Having sung together so much over the years Jonny and Davy form a tight vocal harmony unit; Davy takes the lead in his own songs (Today/ Witch of Findrack/Spiked Your Drink) and Jonny leads Peter Stott’s lovelorn Woe Is Me.
Davy also plays regularly with the Hoolichan ceilidh band.