Based in Aberdeen, Scotland, Red Dawg is a 5 piece blues rock band playing a variety of original material interspersed with a few obscure and not so obscure covers.
In addition to playing clubs, pubs and the occasional festival in Scotland, Red Dawg has been fortunate in recent years to take its brand of 'Raw Scottish Blues with a Slice of Funk' overseas with gigs in Stavanger, Norway and the Faroe Islands. We've also had the pleasure of playing a couple of great venues in London including, most recently, supporting Joe Lynn Turner (ex-Rainbow & Deep Purple) at the iconic Roundhouse in Chalk Farm.
Meet the Band:
Janie Garvie (vocals & sax)
Red Dawg’s fiery red-headed front woman with a big voice and an alto sax. A regular feature on the NE Scotland music scene for years, Janie has been been playing with Red Dawg in its various line-ups since its inception and is enjoying the new, tight and powerful sound in the current incarnation.
Spike Evans (guitar & vocals)
Welshman Spike has been gigging in various bands since the mid-70s, initially in London and the SE of England (Blue Murder, The Eddie Munster Blues Band, Slippery Jim) before moving to Aberdeen and forming Red Dawg with Janie. His favourite guitars are his Danocaster telecaster and his old Gibson Les Paul Goldtop.
Graham Stewart (guitar & vocals)
One of Red Dawg’s unrelated Stewarts, Graham’s classical guitar training was abandoned thanks to early success as a rock guitarist including the Scandinavian rock band Hjarnar; its 2nd album receiving some notoriety. His favourite guitars are his Les Paul Heritage 80 and his Duesenberg Starplayer.
Duncan Stewart (drums)
Although the youngest of the band, Duncan has been playing drums since the age of 5 and has played in a number of bands prior to Red Dawg, most notably with the Son Henry Band (British Blues Award “Instrumentalist of the Year” in 2010 & 2011). He has too many kits to list but currently favours his Remo-loaded Premier kit with Zildjian cymbals.
Dino Stewart (bass guitar)
Joining Red Dawg in 2012 Dino has been involved in various bands over the years, and until recently was playing with Duncan as the rhythm section for the Son Henry Band. He currently works as a sound engineer and continues to play as a bassist in various other projects, Dino has so many bass guitars he needs to remortgage annually to pay for strings.