Lyricist’s first album’s catchy songs

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By Mark Davey

A singer/songwriter who donated the proceeds of his Christmas song November Lights to charity is completing his first album.

Matt McAllister, 24, told the Courier: ‘It is 24/7 I have ideas for songs constantly. I always try to get things perfect but I know it will not be absolutely perfect.

‘This can hold me back sometimes because songs do not make the studio when they are not good enough and it requires a lot of patience from the people around me.

‘Before I released Scottish Winds I wrote some not such good stuff, I have only tapped into a little of what I think about.’

Last year Matt turned down a chance to appear on the X-Factor in favour of following his own destiny and recently released November Lights with a video which featured the lights switch on in Campbeltown.

The video which has had 16,000 views on Facebook features Lochgilphead’s Bar None Community Choir and solo singer Erin Ferguson as well as the extras from the switch-on parade.

Speaking about the catchy lyric, Matt added: ‘It is the fastest I have ever gone from writing a song to producing it and releasing the video with footage captured by Kyle Stevens.’

The track also features bassist James Murdoch and was mixed and recorded by sound engineer Mark Leishman.

All proceeds are being donated to the Campbeltown Christmas Lights Committee.

Bar None Community Choir with at the front left its conductor Stephen Povey and singer/songwriter Matt McAllister. NO_c52mattandbarnone01