Davy Nicol is a singer-songwriter based in Scotland, UK.
Davy's well-crafted, self-penned acoustic style songs range from stories and themes which have a universal pop and country-tinged feel. This eclectic style borrows from folk, country, soul and pop/rock genres.
As a self-learned guitarist his first guitar was an electric guitar. As a youngster, the practicalities of moving the electric guitar and amp around from the house to wherever the audience could be found led to Davy desiring an acoustic guitar.
"My first acoustic was a loaned 12 string guitar, which I used to go busking. I recall being so pleased with myself having earned some money from busking, which allowed me to go into the local Woolworths store and buy a large Toblerone, and some music from the bargain bucket. It also paid for the bus home. One of my neighbours then gave me a six string guitar from his loft, which had not been played since the 70's. From then I have continued to gig, write and record music."
Davy has found an International audience with songs such as album title track "Greenock Road", a tribute to the shipbuilding heritage of his home town Greenock, Scotland. The song has received rave reviews from the US, Canada and Australia, and also won a newspaper songwriting competition due to the emotive nature of the lyrics and music.
The "Greenock Road" album was the featured album on BBC Radio Scotland (Iain Anderson), and was also Album of the Week on Celtic Music Radio.
Davy has had his award winning song "Fly With Me" featured as part of the 60th Anniversary for Loganair in early 2022. The success of the advert led to an instrumental festive version of the song being used for the Loganair Christmas Advert 2022.
Recently, Davy was working on a song project to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of The Lee Jeans workers of Greenock and their famous 7-month factory sit-in. This was an iconic protest in 1981 by a group of textile workers (mostly women) to save their Greenock jobs and workplace.
Previous song projects included working with Scottish singer-songwriter James Grant and other established songwriters on a project called "Broomhill Songs"
As well as headlining his own live shows, Davy has previously supported various well known musicians including Justin Townes Earle, Tom Russell, Ricky Warwick and Martin Stephenson.
Davy is currently working on new original material and is planning on releasing new songs in 2023.