Thursday 8 November 2018


Pitch LP
Tony Bevan - saxophones
Neil Davidson - guitar
Recorded at The Old Hairdressers 2017.

New album out now available from bandcamp and on vinyl below.

Price incl postage (select region)


Neil Davidson - guitar
Tony Bevan - saxophones
+ Jer Reid etc
October 8th
Nice and Sleazy's

Pitch Album Launch / Help Me I'm Melting

Neil Davidson - guitar
Tony Bevan - saxophones
Saturday October 6th

Jeb Bishop / Tony Bevan Nonet

Jeb Bishop - trombone
Tony Bevan - saxophone
Jamie Bolland - keyboards
Raymond MacDonald - saxophone
Ntschuks Bonga - saxophone
Jer Reid - guitar
Seth Bennet - bass
Stu Brown - percussion
Neil Davidson - guitar

3rd October
Glad Cafe

GIO Sessions at Leith Depot

Tom Bancroft - drums
Una MacGlone - bass
Neil Davidson - guitar
September 8th
Leith Depot

Three Solos One Trio

Alex South - clarinets
Daniel Padden - clarinet / machines
Neil Davidson - guitar / trumpet
Sunday 8th July, 8pm
Glad Cafe Glasgow

The Old Hairdressers

Una MacGlone - bass
Alex South - clarinets
Peter Nicholson - cello
Neil Davidson - guitar

Monday 23rd July
The Old Hairdressers

Thursday 3 May 2018

Live Music at Sharmanka

Emma Roche - flutes
Paul Stone - trombone
Neil Davidson - guitar
1pm, Saturday 5th May

GIO Event at Glad Cafe

Tony Bevan - saxophones
Neil Davidson - guitar
Friday 9th March, 7pm
The Glad Cafe

Help Me I'm Melting

Tony Bevan - saxophones
Neil Davidson - guitar
Saturday 20th January, 2pm
The Old Hairdressers

All Ears Festival Oslo

Neil Davidson, Michael Duch, Raymond MacDonald, Fritz Welch
Sat 13th January

Friday 6 October 2017

Help Me I'm Melting 43

Tony Bevan - saxophones
Neil Davidson - guitar
Rafe Fitzpatrick - violin
The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow
7 Oct 2017

Monday 25 September 2017


New release on Never Come Ashore:
Anneke Kampman - voice & clave
Neil Davidson - voice
Sexastian Lexer - piano & electronics
Jane Dickson - piano

The score for the piece comes from the transcription of little notes and symbols written in pen or pencil on a collection of vinyl records (approx 2000). The records date from the mid fifties to the present. Notations include times, the names of artists, signatures, dedications, greetings, tone settings, drawings, catalogue numbers and other annotations. 


Thursday 3 August 2017

Solo at Old Hairdressers 8-8-17

Sebastian Lexer, Christoph Schiller
The Old Hairdressers, Renfield Lane, Glasgow

Tuesday 1 August 2017

Help Me I'm Melting 38 w Tony Bevan

Neil Davidson - guitar
Tony Bevan - saxophones
2pm Saturday 29 July
The Old Hairdressers

Monday 24 April 2017

Line Vocabulary

Line Vocabulary, is a new book of poems and images by Arild Vange and Per Formo translated from Norwegian by Neil Davidson.

This new book plays with a series of tactile, erotic encounters between figures, submarines, economics, plants and movements. It frames his writing in a tightly constrained format where tiny fragments pattern two broad forms: firstly, of expansion and contraction through nine letters of the alphabet in relation to vertical forms, standing figures; and secondly through a series of almost pastoral, horizon based accumulations of images. The poems were written in response to Per Formo’s digital drawings and vice versa; the constraints employed in the construction of the images being echoed in the constraints used in the writing process: syllables, letters, number of lines etc.
Available from Aye Aye Books, Glasgow

Tuesday 11 April 2017

Saadet Türköz / Nick Fells / Neil Davidson

Saadet Türköz - voice
Nick Fells - computer
Neil Davidson - guitar

Saadet Türköz uses the rich oral and musical traditions of the highlands of Central Asia in her vocal improvising and composing. 

The Old Hairdressers


Book Launch with Arild Vange and Per Formo at Counterflows Festival
CCA, Intermedia Space

Wednesday 8 February 2017

Help Me I'm Melting 25

Tony Bevan (saxophones)
Una MacGlone (double bass)
Neil Davidson (guitar)
Sat 11th February 2pm
The Old Hairdressers, Renfield Lane, Glasgow

Saturday 17 December 2016

Saturnalian Solstice Free Jazz Show II

Wednesday 21st December
UNST - with Una MacGlone, Tom Bancroft, Sue McKenzie
THE FINAL FIVE - with Armin Sturm, Fritz Welch

Help Me I'm Melting 22

The Old Hairdressers
With Tony Bevan

Sunday 20 November 2016

GIO Festival 2016

CCA Glasgow 24-26th November

Old Hairdressers 16/11/16

Yoni Silver
George Burt, Emma Roche
Ilan Volkov, Una MacGlone, Neil Davidson
+ Taylor Ho Bynum and James Fei
8pm, £5

Saturday 15 October 2016


Lemur - Karyobin
Bjørnar Habbestad, Hild Sofie Tafjord, Lene Grenager, Michael Duch, Neil Davidson, Sue McKenzie, Tanja Orning and Guro S. Moe

Friday 21st October 9pm
Deichmanske bibliotek, Grünerløkka, Oslo

Saturday 22nd October 2pm
Bomuldsfabriken Kunsthall, Arendal

Thursday 29 September 2016

DVELL - The Marriner

New Theatre Production with DVELL
Teater Avant Garden
28/29 Oct, 3 Nov

Sunday 12 June 2016

GIO & Howard Riley

GIO & Howard Riley at Glasgow Jazz Festival
Sunday 26th June 2.30 pm

Trondheim Tour Part 5

The Great Learning Orchestra
Paragraphs 3 & 4 of Cardew's The Great Learning
Lademoen Kirke, Trondheim, 7pm

Trondheim Tour Part 4

Cardew - The Tiger's Mind with AMM, Howard Skempton & Michael Duch
Dokkhusset Friday 10th June 8pm, free entry.

Tuesday 7 June 2016

New Tape with Arild Vange: what did you say

Arild Vange - poems and voice
Neil Davidson - guitar

9 Tracks 44 mins

Poems taken from the book Responsorium and other places.
Recorded at Glo Spot by John Cavanagh 
50 copies, available from the artists.

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Thursday 26 May 2016

Trondheim Tour Part 3 Cardew Symposium Opening Event

Performance of Cardew's Schooltime Compositions 
Arild Vange - voice
Neil Davidson - guitar
With a talk by Anne Hilde Neset
Trondheim Kunstmuseum
Thursday 9th June

Trondheim Tour Part 2 - Book / Tape Launch

Responsorium / what did you say

Book launch for Arild Vange's new book Responsorium published by Aschehoug Forlag. Reading by Arild Vange with Lars Dybvik (piano)


Arid Vange and Neil Davidson present their new cassette what did you say featuring improvisations recorded in summer 2013. Or were they? Neither can remember. 
Acoustic guitar sounds with poems from the book improvisasjon person and other places read in English, Norwegian and German. Recorded by John Cavanagh at Glo Spot. 

Cassette comes in a small edition of 50 copies [blue cassettes with hand printed covers] available from Arild and Neil. Also released as a download from

Bar Moskus
Olav Tryggvasons Gate 5
Monday 6th June

Monday 16 May 2016

Trondheim Tour Part 1 - Duo/Duo/Duo

Michael Francis Duch – kontrabass
Neil Davidson – gitar

Left Exit, Mr K.
Andreas Winther – trommer
Karl Nyberg – saksofoner/klarinett

Xavier Charles – klarinett
Klaus Holm – klarinett

Friday 3rd June 6pm
Dukkhusset, Trondheim

Tuesday 26 April 2016

Tectonics Glasgow

Day 1
With Andy Moor (guitar) 
Wilf Plum (guitar and drums)
Neil Davidson (guitar) 
Jer Reid (guitar) 
Anne-James Chaton
Saturday 7th May

Day 2
Lucretius Melody
With Michael Pisaro
Jessika Kenney 
Eyvind Kang 

Sunday 8th May


Inge Thomson 
Yann Seznec
Martin Green
Sunday 17th April
Pathhead Village Hall

Friday 25 March 2016


Una MacGlone - bass
Neil Davidson - guitar
Sue McKenzie - saxophones
Tom Bancroft - drums

Wednesday 16th March
The Old Hairdressers
8pm £5


Michael Duch - double bass
Hild Sofie Tafjord - f horn
Bjornar Habbestad - flutes
Neil Davidson - guitar

10/2/16 St Boswells House Gig
11/2/16 The Old Police House, Newcastle
12/2/16 Glasgow University Chapel

Saturnalian Solstice Free Jazz Show

THE FINAL FIVE - Fritz Welch, Armin Sturm, Neil Davidson
 George Burt - Solo
 Sue McKenzie, Rick Bamford 
8pm Tuesday 22nd December The Old Hairdressers Renfield Lane £5

THE FINAL FIVE is a vivid science fiction mess of circuitry linking conceptual processes and human flesh. Free associating between the 18th century’s disasters of enlightenment and the free jazz present, our music bypasses romanticism completely. It is anti psychological, anti realist, foregrounds an erotics of repetition and anticipates aural perceptions that we don't know about yet, of things underneath, of codes hidden. Again.

GEORGE BURT is part of a UK jazz continuum that drifts free of the genre as often as it anchors it: Soft Machine, King Crimson, June Tabor (George makes this inclusion make sense); these are consonances, co-ordinates. All those projects with Lol Coxhill, Keith Tippett, Maggie Nicols, Ken Hayder and Harry Becket stem from this; a humane modernity that’s distrustful of nostalgia but anchored in a Strayhorn-like pathos of gesture. Solo guitar music from Falkirk.

SUE MCKENZIE & RICK BAMFORD - Deadpan saxophone rigour with tantric drum archery.

Tuesday 1 December 2015

INTERLACE Hairdressers 10-12-15

Thursday 10 December 2015 : 8pm
Norman Adams (Can) - cello+electronics, Nick Fells - electronics & Adam Linson - double bass+electronics Una MacGlone - double bass Neil Davidson - guitar Entry: £5 / concession donations for further details visit

Saturday 26 September 2015

Older Tape

Sunday 13 September 2015

Yoke of Blood - Transmission 1/11/14 from asparagus piss raindrop on Vimeo.

Jean-Luc Guionnet / Fritz Welch / Neil Davidson / Una MacGlone / Sue McKenzie / Sebastian Lexer / Anneke Kampman

Una MacGlone - double bass / Sue McKenzie - saxophone
Sebastian Lexer - laptop + no piano / Anneke Kampman voice + electronics
Jean-Luc Guionnet - saxophone / Fritz Welch - percussion / Neil Davidson - guitar

The Old Hairdressers 8 - 11pm £5

Adhesive Chameleon Shaded

New Cassette (C50) with Jean-Luc Giuonnet and Fritz Welch

Thursday 31 July 2014

Lovers Ritual / Ivor Kallin / Neil Davidson

The Old Hairdressers

Performance with Arild Vange

Arild Vange and Neil Davidson
First performance of Arild Vange's poems in English. See also Dvell
Aye Aye Books / CCA 21/8/14

Friday 7 March 2014

Asparagus Piss Raindrop / With Lumps at Tectonics Iceland

10th - 12th April 2014

DVELL improvisasjon person

DVELL: Neil Davidson, Arild Vange, Frode Eggen, Kristin Lian Berg, Kyrre Laastad
Teater Avant Garden, Trondheim, Norway
26/27/28th March

GIO Before Grierson Met Cavalcanti

Hippodrome Festival of Silent Cinema
Bo'ness Sunday 16th March

Asparagus Piss Raindrop at Sites of Love and Cannibalism

Julia Scott, Fritz Welch, Neil Davidson
Stereo 10pm 13/3/14

Lemur & Neil Davidson

Michael Duch, Lene Grenager, Bjørnar Habbestad, Hild Sofie Tafjord, Neil Davidson
Dokhusset, Trondheim 8pm 24/2/14