Alan cuts his first solo record

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A popular Arbroath singer has recorded his first solo album following amazing demand by his fans and fellow performers.

Alan Mowatt’s first album ‘Mood Swing’ will be available on limited release from Abbey Music and at his live concerts.

For the album Alan chose a selection of songs from the Rat Pack stable, a favourite genre and one with a wide appeal.

He said: “This is something I’ve been meaning to do for a long time because people kept asking if a CD was available.

“I’m very pleased with the end result and even more delighted that it’s been a 100 per cent Arbroath project. It was recorded at the Socorro Studio in Marketgate owned by Lewis Jenkins, whom I’ve known since he was a small boy. Lewis has done a fantastic job on the production.”

He continued: “These songs, like ‘For Once In My Life’ or ‘I’ve Got You Under My Skin’, are timeless classics and I had a long list of possibles which I cut down to 20. I recorded those 20 with full backing tracks, and 15 of them have made it onto the CD.”

Alan has also received encouragement from West End star and fellow Lichtie Norman Bowman, with whom he has shared the stage in a number of amateur productions. Alan said: “Norman was a great encouragement and gave me advice on what songs to include and not to include which was invaluable.”

Although this is his first solo CD it’s not his first recording, having previously appeared on the album ‘Diversity’ as a member of the Wayne Robertson Band, and more recently a song about the Bell Rock on a charity album entitled ‘Tales of the Sea’ in aid of the Maggie Law Maritime Museum.

He is possibly best know for his collaboration with fellow Rat Pack enthusiasts Doug Ford and Stuart Cargill who staged the successful ‘That’s Life’ charity concerts at the Meadowbank Inn last November.

A three-night run reprising the ‘That’s Life’ show is scheduled for later this year.