Adam Richard Wiles changed his name to become the popular DJ and songwriter Calvin Harris. He was born in Dumfries. Some recent artistic and theatrical performances in Dumfries have cashed-in on Calvin’s cultural cache as a Dumfries luminary. Tourism is an important part of the economy in Dumfries and as with many small towns the world over, claims to fame are monetised where possible.
Some of Calvin’s musical projects are pretty good and he is known for collaborating with various artists to produce music, although some have worked better than others. His first album “I Created Disco” went gold which is commendable.