EWAN MCINTYRE BAND is transatlantic music project from Scotland and Quebec combining lush string arrangements with intimate acoustic storytelling and guttural Scottish soul/ blues vocals. Led by puppeteer, musician and ex-lead singer of award winning Edinburgh collective Southern Tenant Folk Union, Ewan Macintyre has the rare ability to pen songs in a range of styles. The show smashes together worlds of traditional, classical and contemporary music, featuring Ewan Macintyre on guitar/ mandolin and vocals, Karine Bouchard on cello, Peter Menzies on fiddle & Alex Auldsmith on vocals and percussion.
Cowboy campfire sounds immersed in soulful attire, Celtic grooves meets jazz bar crooning.
In 2014 Ewan ventured to Quebec where he created his first solo E.P. You Probably Look Better Naked Anyway (#3 national folk/ roots charts of Canada). This album spiraled into 4 cross Canada tours and tours in Europe, where he developed his sound and honed his skills as a band leader and songwriter.
4 years later and 1 album down the line 2020 will see the release of a brand new album, recorded over the course of the groups 2019 tour across Scotland, Nova Scotia and Quebec.
Ewans music has been featured on the BBC and CBC as well as in various plays and soundtracks. He has performed on RTE's 'The Late Late show', 'The View' and BBC Radio 4's Loose Ends. He has also done support for 'Hot House Flowers', 'Coolio' and 'Hidden Orchestra' as ex member of Ruby & the Emeralds and 'Southern Tenant Folk Union'.
The group recorded their debut album “Cut It Down, Count The Rings” at Bear Creek Studio in Woodinville WA, USA with platinum-selling producer Ryan Hadlock (The Lumineers, Brandi Carlile). Mastered by Grammy-winning engineer Gavin Lurssen (“O Brother, Where Art Thou?” Soundtrack, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss), the album flows smoothly between lyrical ballads and foot-stomping barn-stormers, mixing melancholy, hope, tension and joy in equal measure.
Since the release of “Cut It Down, Count The Rings” in April 2019, Copper Viper have toured extensively in the UK, Europe and Canada, performing at venues such as London’s prestigious Green Note, and the Cambridge Folk Festival where they were nominated for the Christian Raphael Prize for new artists.