Fast rising Scottish country music singer/songwriter Kevin McGuire is slowly but surely becoming one of the UK’s most exciting artists. Last year he burst onto the scene with his critically acclaimed debut EP ‘Foreign Country‘ which peaked at number 2 on The Official iTunes Country Chart, while hit singles such as ‘Alright, Tonight‘, and ‘Late‘ have garnered major airplay from a number of national and international radio stations.
Glasgow born McGuire began his singing career aged just 17 performing across a number of top venues such as King Tuts, The O2 Academy, ABC and The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Over the past several years he has built of a strong following of loyal fans from all across Britain and has supported a number of artists from all different genres including the likes of Union J, and Deacon Blue.
And since the release of ‘Foreign Country’ last April, McGuire has become a standout name within the UK Country scene performing at a number festivals such as Nashville Meets London and also at Under The Bridge for Nashville Nights.
Now to kick-off his 2018 musical journey Kevin McGuire is releasing a brand new covers EP. The first release from this exciting project is the brilliant country version of The 1975’s ‘The Sound’. Speaking about why he chose that song, Kevin says:
“I love Country music, I love Pop music. The song itself is just really infectious. As soon as I heard it I was instantly hooked (as I have been to most of The 1975’s records). I just started jamming to it in my room, and naturally my tone and the way I played it brought out a Country feel to it. I guess it’s how ‘Kevin McGuire’ would sing The 1975 Matt (Healy) has always been a big influence on me as a musician, front-man and songwriter. He talks about how genres these days are dying out, and that’s something I believe too, that artists shouldn’t feel restricted and confined to a particular style. I think, for me, that’s what makes this cover interesting. It is possible to take great songs, dress them up and sing them whatever way you like and a good song will always shine through”
McGuire released his stellar rendition of ‘The Sound’ via Spotify last week and fans will be able to officially download the track this Friday, April 6th.
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