A Scotsman, an American and an Irishman walk into a bar….the band St. Alban is born over drinks and a love of the mythology of sea travel and a history of emigration in a bar in Belfast. Three well travelled musicians, Peter McVeigh from Belfast (voice, piano, guitar), Andy Dunlop from Glasgow (guitars, piano) and Mark Evitts from Nashville (violin, mandolin, strings) who feel the symbiotic relationship between being on tour and the lives of sailors, adrift and yearning for home yet in love with the routine, the camaraderie and the thrill of the journey.
Their songs are borne out of such stories of travel, loss and the search for somewhere to make a home. Drawing from their many different influences, McVeigh from his many years as a singer/songwriter and from being a writer for hire for pretty much every genre from rock to hip hop, Dunlop from his many years as the guitarist for Travis and Evitts a twice Grammy winner for string arrangement and violin playing who has worked with everyone from rock through country. These styles pull together to make a unique sound that is as in love with travel as its creators.
A genre and continent spanning trio of musicians and writers, bolstered by a collective of their musician friends, St. Alban are just at the start of their journey, just leaving port, but look forward to you joining them on their travels ahead.
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