Kris Drever
  • Bio

Kris Drever is a Scottish folk singer songwriter, who has won multiple awards including an incredible 7 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, two shortlist nominations for Scottish Album of The Year (with his trio Lau) and much acclaim for his solo recordings and concerts including glowing reviews from The Herald, The Guardian, Mojo and Q Magazine.

His recent single “Scapa Flow 1919” was nominated for Best Original Track by BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards whilst his (John Parish produced) album with Lau, "Midnight and Closedown" was released in 2019 by Reveal Records to wild acclaim including being chosen in The Best Albums of The Year feature by The Guardian.

Drever’s voice and guitar form a part of the backbone of today’s contemporary roots and folk scene. Hugely admired as a solo artist, collaborator, a phenomenal and prolific artist. Kris has collaborated with Cream’s Jack Bruce, Bela Fleck, Tinariwen, Joan As Police Woman, Jerry Douglas, Danny Thompson, Tim O’Brien, Sarah Jarosz, Shawn Colvin, Phil Cunningham, Rosanne Cash, Roddy Woomble, Eddi Reader, Adem, Kate Rusby, Julie Fowlis, Karine Polwart, Seckou Keita and many more. One of Scotland’s finest and most in demand musicians.

“The folk revival has a new standard bearer”
Q

“Folk Singer of The Year & Best Original Track Award Winner"
BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017

“Completely infectious”
BBC Music *****

“Utterly stunning”
fROOTS

“Immense yet ultra-supple sophistication, musicianship of the first order ...a breath of fresh air”
SONGLINES

“Guitarist with that bravely experimental trio Lau, Kris Drever has all the makings of a solo celebrity”
THE GUARDIAN ****

“Kris Drever is a serious talent”
MOJO