John Douglas and Eddi Reader

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John Richard Douglas was born in Irvine, Scotland on 3rd December 1963.

John, and Stephen, Douglas are members of The Trash Can Sinatras, a Scottish band that was formed in Irvine in 1986. The band's music makes frequent use of pop harmonies and the lyrics make frequent use of wordplay. John plays guitar and sings.

John Douglas wrote "Wild Mountainside", which was recorded by Eddi Reader for her 2003 album Eddi Reader Sings the Songs of Robert Burns. This song was later recorded by the Trashcans and released as an EP in 2005. John Douglas wrote two songs, "Should I Pray?" and "Prisons", which appear on Eddi Reader's 2007 album Peacetime. The Trashcans have also recorded these songs for In the Music.

In 2013, Douglas and Reader were married, shortly after which he was diagnosed with the autoimmune disease, ulcerative colitis, which necessitated surgery and a lengthy convalescence.


Sadenia "Eddi" Reader MBE, born 29th August 1959, is a Scottish singer-songwriter, known both for her work with Fairground Attraction and for an enduring solo career. She is the recipient of three BRIT Awards and has topped both the album and singles charts. In 2003 she showcased the works of Scotland's national poet, Robert Burns.

The Robert Burns project saw Reader awarded an MBE for outstanding contributions to the arts in the New Year's honours list of 2006.

In May 2007 she was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Strathclyde. Later that year she was recognised for her contributions to music and to the education and encouragement of young musicians with an honorary doctorate and a Doctor of Letters from Glasgow Caledonian University. In June 2008 she received another doctorate for her musical work, this time from the University of Stirling, and in 2013 she received an honorary doctor of music award from the University of Edinburgh

Note:
•  Stephen was born in Irvine on 21st February 1970

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Sources for this article include:

• eddireader.net
• trashcansinatras.com

 
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