Blair Cowan (musician)

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Blair Cowan
GenresPop, rock, indie pop
InstrumentsPiano, keyboards, accordion, melodica
Associated actsLloyd Cole and the Commotions, Lloyd Cole, Del Amitri, Texas, the Hot Rod Cadets, the Kevin McDermott Orchestra, Alisdair Robertson

Blair Cowan is a Scottish musician, formerly a member of Lloyd Cole and the Commotions.[1] Following the breakup of that band, he continued to collaborate with Lloyd Cole early in the singer's solo career, playing and co-writing on 1990s Lloyd Cole and 1991's Don't Get Weird on Me Babe.

He has since performed on other artists' recordings, including Del Amitri, Texas, the Hot Rod Cadets,[2] the Kevin McDermott Orchestra, and Alisdair Robertson. His collaboration with Alisdair resulted in the album Confessions of a Justified Singer. He plays piano, keyboards, accordion, and melodica. In the 1990s, Cowan was a member and co-producer of Paul Quinn and the Independent Group on the revived Postcard Records.

In 2007 Blair played in Kevin McDermott's new album Wise to the Fade.[3]

In 2010 Blair collaborated on Lloyd Cole's Broken Record, co-writing Oh Genevieve.[4]


  1. ^ Ankeny, Jason. "Biography: Lloyd Cole". Allmusic. Retrieved 26 April 2010.
  2. ^ "Ex-Commotion, Blair Cowan - Hotrod Cadet!".
  3. ^ "Record Of The Week, Kevin McDermott, Wise To The Fade". The Scotsman.
  4. ^ "Broken Record Discography". Archived from the original on 20 July 2013.

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