Delighted to present to you my brand new album Strand.
“an inviting, contrasting weave of warm, incisive melody and textural detail” Adrian Pallant
“on this, his debut album, he brings in influences from jazz, post-rock, boogie-woogie, metal and avant-garde music, producing a gorgeous suite of instrumentals.” Harry Harris, The Skinny
This is a collection of music I’ve been putting together for the past year with some amazing musicians (Hamish Napier, Adam Sutherland, Tom Gibbs, Ben Macdonald & Scott Mackay). We recorded the album at GloWormRecording studio in Glasgow with great engineer Iain Hutchison in December 2016. It was mixed and mastered in Brooklyn NY by Michael Perez-Cisneros (known for his work with the likes of Gilad Hekselman and Julian Shore). I’m so happy with how it’s turned out and hope you like it!
The cover art is a painting entitled ‘Into the Blue‘ by wonderful artist Jane McMillan from Aberdeenshire. Jane draws inspiration from the chaos of nature and the drama of the Scottish coastline. As the album draws on themes associated with our coast I felt this was a perfect match.
You can order the album from my bandcamp page (this is the only place to purchase physical copies):