Dave Arcari releases a single, ‘Givers & Takers’, from his forthcoming live album ‘Live at Memorial Hall’.

Like the album the single was recorded in March at Buchanan Memorial Hall on the east side of Loch Lomond close to Arcari’s home, and can be downloaded via iTunes and Amazon Music.

The full album – a mix of favourites and new material – will be released on Friday 1 September on double 180g coloured vinyl and digipak CD as well as download/streaming via iTunes, Spotify, Amazon MP3 and the usual digital services.

The download / streaming release – as ever, on Buzz Records, was originally to be the title track of a new studio album, but as Arcari explains: “When I decided to include it along with some other brand new songs on a live album, I didn’t feel it was right to name the album after any particular track.”

All the recordings were mixed and mastered at Chem19 Studios in Glasgow by uber-producer Paul Savage, the former Delgados drummer who has worked with Arcari on most of his studio recording projects over the last ten years.

The album will get what marketeers might call a ‘soft launch’ prior to its official release on Sunday 27 August, when Arcari headlines the acoustic stage at The Great British R&B Festival in Colne, Lancashire. A series of UK dates will follow in early September to promote the album.