FP100 Fife bands 90. David Latto Band

David Latto Band. Photo by Gill Mair.
David Latto Band. Photo by Gill Mair.

Formed in 2010, The David Latto Band are an alt-country outfit.

The band’s sound is firmly rooted in the American music tradition but inspiration for their songs is found much closer to home.

Chief songwriter David Latto has always loved the vastness of American music and employs the colours and textures of country, bluegrass and rock to bring his local and universal observations, characters and stories to life. He is ably accompanied by guitarist Gavin Brady, bassist John Mather and drummer John Alexander.

His debut E.P. ‘Three Thousand Miles from Nashville’ (produced by Nick Turner) gained national BBC radio play in the UK and paved the way for an eponymous album in 2012.

‘The David Latto Band’ was praised by critics and engendered substantial radio play in the UK (BBC Radio Ulster, Scotland, Kent) Europe and Canada.

Their next E.P ‘Here Today, Ghost Tomorrow’ is due for release in April this year.

The band have performed at many UK festivals including Celtic Connections, Belladrum, Southern Fried, Maverick and Southwell Folk Festival.

They have recently disembarked from a European tour with Nashville troubadour Phil Lee which saw them perform in the UK, France and Holland.