DEAR GREEN PLACE – NEW EP by LOUIS RIVE. Out 01/04

My new EP, ‘Dear Green Place‘, is out NOW. It’s a 4-track voyage through Glasgow, taking in everything from the heights of the high flats, to the history of the Gallowgate.

So, where can I find it? I hear ye all cry in unison. Well, as is standard in the inequitable world of consumerist streaming services, you can find it on whichever service you get your music on. Just click here and you will get it.

But, if you want directly support independent artists, and not simply give your money to a faceless corporate entity whose primary goal is to wring out creativity from independent artist the way one might wring out a filthy cloth after having cleaned the inside of a 40-year-old deep fat fryer, then choose BANDCAMP. You are saving the musical landscape, I promise.

A wee musical update

Well, it has been some year. We’ve had some good times…well not really good times per se, but I did find a pack of mandolin strings in my sock drawer back in April. if that isn’t a musical high point for a year of lows, then I don’t know what is. Anyhow, it’s not all doom and gloom and before the ruling powers of Giliad, or Westminster to revert to anachronism, lead us into more red, white, and blue soaked crap times, let’s have a look at what’s going on musically. 


The music is starting to be picked again by what I would call the glue of grass-roots music; community radio. Special mention goes out to the team at Sunny Govan, and I will leave you with the prospect that maybe, just maybe in the future, and if they let me of course, I will maybe get behind the desk again. Imagine that, a radio show.

To conclude, a couple of pals stick out as shining examples of how to manage music during this time, and I’d like to make special mention of Fiona Liddell and Jack Hinks. The former’s ‘Local Heroes’ list is a ‘go to’ for new Scottish tunes, while the latter’s humorously titled ‘Hot Singles in Your Area’ features an interactive take on the concept of the new release. You might even hear a bit o’ yours truly.


For bookings, info, or my award-winning discount catering service please get in touch. You can find me across the board online, or in person to the right of the gate at Alexandra Park and Cumbernauld Road, my chosen busking location. Come one, come all!

This could be yours for only £4.45/head +VAT!