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.



“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


Private house concert

Near Bonn

Really looking forward to playing for Jockel in his woods 

Age limit: All ages


The Blue Lamp

The Blue Lamp "upstairs" , The Gallowgate, Aberdeen

 We are playing upstairs at The Blue Lamp on Friday 21st June. It’s a small intimate room which we always enjoying performing in.
The time is start around 9pm until late. Tickets are £7.00 on the door. Look forward to meeting some old friends and making new ones :-)

£7.00 on the door Age limit: All ages


The Kelpie Cafe

The Kelpie Cafe Banff Castle, Banff

t's a wonderful new intimate venue with tickets strictly limited to just 35 people.

The date is Friday 3rd of May. Doors open 7.30 for an 8pm start. Tickets are £10 and can be obtained by emailing kelpiemusic@talktalk.net

With such a limited number of tickets available we advise getting your ticket sooner than later.

£10 Age limit: All ages


Die Kliene Yogahall, Bonn, NRW,


Please contact us for more infomation

Age limit: All ages


Private house concert


Please contact us for more information. 

Age limit: All ages


Steve & Spider & Salossi

Mannis Rästorang, Kyffhäuserstr. 18, 50674, Koln Cologne

Playing with the wonderful Salossi in a Cologne venue

Age limit: All ages


Private concert at Big Pete's House

Big Pete's House, Aberdeen

Age limit: All ages

©Steve and Spider 2013