What links Julie Andrews, Adele, Rod Stewart, Geri Halliwell and Larbert musician Davey Horne?
All have suffered from nodules on their vocal cords.
Davey has been under strict doctors’ orders to rest his voice after being diagnosed with nodules, which cause hoarseness and can make singing painful.
He’s had to cancel planned gigs and rest his voice but promises he will be back to his full range for the launch of his band’s debut EP next month.
Davey said: “It’s pretty bad timing – not only did I have to cancel lots of gigs but I’ve not been able to practice at all for a family wedding I’m singing at next month, and have to learn 20 covers for.
“I’m gutted to be missing gigs but I just want my voice to get better so I’ve been following the doctors advice and haven’t sung a note in weeks.”
The 22-year-old released his latest video ‘Deep Down’ on You Tube – and has racked up over 3300 views in just one week.
The promo, directed by respected videographer Rose Hendry, is a simple concept and features only Davey, a derelict room and a light box.
He said: “The song is really soulful and we decided to try to get the video to reflect that and have the focus on the lyrics and music.
“It was filmed in this underground room in Dundee University which looks like an abandoned warehouse. Rose did a great job, I’d seen music videos she had done in the past and loved them so I was really chuffed when she agreed to do ours. “
Also in the band is Andrew Douglas, Margret Dignan, Lee Burgoyne, Billy Kay and Jamie Haffey.
They have been impressing audiences and music insiders since they formed in 2011 and have just booked their first music festival of the summer – Doune the Rabbit Hole – and are tipped to play many more.
They sold out the legendary Glasgow music venue King Tuts Wah Wah Hut earlier this year and US songstress and pop star Lana Del Rey even raved about them after catching a gig.
Davey’s EP, due to be released on April 23, is a step away from his folk/country early offerings.
“I’ve taken a more soulful route and every song on the EP has a soulful quality.
“I suppose it comes from what music I’m listening to and right now it’s people like Etta James and Curtis Mayfield that are on my iPod.”
The EP will be available from iTunes, Amazon and all good digital retailers from April 23.
The band play the Art School in Glasgow on April 20 to promote the EP and will be selling a limited run of hard copies.
For more information and tickets, visit www.facebook.com/davey horne.