Sean Findlay with Adam Smith

Sean Findlay with Adam Smith are a musical duo taking the country by storm. Singer-Songwriter Sean Findlay and fiddle player Adam Smith met at an open mic in Dundee a year ago and since then have gone on to host an open mic at the legendary King Tuts every Saturday afternoon. They have also played some big gigs this year including supporting Skerryvore at Portsoy Traditional Boat Festival and playing Eden Festival.

They have just finished a very successful UK tour which ended at the Fiddler’s Elbow in Camden. Their next major gig of note is their headline show at St Lukes on the 26th of October with support from winner of the voice, Craig Eddie, TikTok viral songwriter, Littlest Chicken, TikTok viral boyband, Just the Brave and Singer-Songwriter, Kev Howell. The night will also be hosted by the famous broadcaster Bev Lyon’s.

They have just released their first single as a duo, gaining 9000 streams a week after it was released on Spotify. It’s a song Sean wrote for the fiddle player Adam called “Fiddle John”. It is a 50s rock/country fusion inspired by “Johnny B Goode” and “Cotton Eyed Joe”.

The song features rocky grit vocals/wailing fiddle solos and a story about a drunk fiddle player waking up the neighbourhood with his fiddle. Sean was thinking there have been 50s songs written about guys playing guitars but has there ever been one written about a guy playing a fiddle? Sean was listening to a lot of 50s songs and how they tell stories of characters “Johnny B Goode” or even other 50s songs with a rebellious attitude he was inspired by such as “Jailhouse Rock”.