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Steve Crawford & Spider Mackenzie are an extraordinary duo with an enormous musical range. These two musicians, from Aberdeen in Scotland, know how to create a potent atmosphere with only an acoustic guitar, a voice and a harmonica. Steve writes songs of wonderful clarity and poetic density while Spider is undoubtedly one of the best harmonica players in the UK. Together they serve-up an enticing mix which combines folk, blues, alt-country and jazz influences, updating the tradition of guitar/harp combo’s to take the genre into the new millennium.

Since releasing their debut album ‘5am’ in 2008 they have consistently delivered great performances in their homeland of Scotland and through several successful tours of Germany – the home of the harmonica.

The duo have a played a diversity of festivals such as the Buttons, Boxes and Moothies festival in Aberdeen, the Sommersound festival in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, and to an audience of several thousand at the Live on the Lawn festival at Crathes Castle.

They are currently recording their second album due for release in 2014 and will be doing a short tour in Holland and Germany in December 2013.



 

Press


“Top class music from Scotland” (WAZ newspaper – Germany)

“It’s been a long time since I’ve heard a guitar and harmonica combo this good” (Fatea Magazine)

“Powerful alt-country and blues arrangements from a singer with a voice with 'open-road 'Americana' written all over it” (The Daily Record)

“Confident in every different style they play they serve an enticing mix of country and jazz to their enchanted audience – bluesy, funky, humorous and presented most virtuously” (WAZ newspaper – Germany)

"Lovely acoustic country and blues tinged harp behind the great vocals of guitarist Steve Crawford, It is what the harp was made for" (Harmonica World)

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Shows & tours

Previous events

Steve & Spider Live at the Blue Lamp

The Blue Lamp, 121 Gallowgate, Aberdeen

We are delighted to announce a great opportunity shake away any post Festive blues. Steve & Spider are playing on Friday 5th of January at The Blue Lamp in Aberdeen. Door open at 8pm and we will be onstage at 8.30pm.

Oct14

Steve & Spider live at The Blue Lamp, Aberdeen

The Blue Lamp, 121 Gallowgate, Aberdeen

This is our only concert at The Blue Lamp in 2016 and we cant wait to catch up with friends and play our music for you. Tickets will be for sale on the night at the door. Priced £10.00

Mar20

Steve & Spider @ Aberdeen Jazz Festival

Cafe Drummond, Belmont Street, Aberdeen

We are playing as part of Aberdeen, Jazz Festival at Cafe Drummond on Belmont Street, Aberdeen. We start playing around 2pm however from 1pm there will be music from the great blues guitarist Sandy Tweedale & Chris Agnew on bass. Hope to see you there. More info on the Jazz Festival can be found here http://www.aberdeenjazzfestival.com/a

Steve & Spider play at The Blue Lamp, Hogmanay Party.

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The Blue Lamp, 121 Gallowgate, AB25 1BU, Aberdeen

Hi Folks, Here is a link to The Blue Lamp, Hogmanay Party. Steve & myself are playing at it along with many great musicians. There ain't that many tickets however I understand Sandy Brown the land lord at The Blue Lamp has some. Doors open 7.30pm. First act on 8.30. There will be Bluegrass, Blues, Folk, traditional, Ceilidh, Americana music. Please buy your tickets from Sandy Brown at The Blue Lamp soon or you may be disappointed Tickets are £15 in advance (purchase from Blue Lamp bar) and will be £20 on the door. I reckon it's going to be a hoot of a Hooteananny

https://www.facebook.com/events/1487173581591028/

Oct24

Private party Dortmund

Aug14

Steve and Spider in concert

The Blue Lamp, 121 Gallowgate, Aberdeen

Steve is across from Germany for a short while and we are playing at The Blue Lamp on Friday 14th August. We will start playing around 9pm. Tickets are available on the door for £5.00. We are really looking to seeing some familiar faces and making new friends.

£5.00

Dec5

Steve and Spider live in concert

De Bunker , St. Annastraat 60, 5421 KC Gemert

We are in The Netherlands at Gemert. One of our first concerts in NL. Looking forward to making new friends. Hope to see you there. For tickets please contact the venue. Tel: 0492-365442

€3.50

Dec4

Steve and Spider live in concert

t' Groen Koffiehuis, Heuvel 23 5664 HL, Geldrop

We are in The Netherlands at Geldrop. One of our first concerts in NL. Looking forward to making new friends. For tickets please contact the venue. Also please note our start time has still to be confirmed.

tel 040 - 286 23 27

Jul13

Private house concert

Near Bonn

Really looking forward to playing for Jockel in his woods 

Age limit: All ages

©Steve and Spider 2013