A long standing collaboration with Melissa Terras, creating emotive electronica Glasgow-Oxford-London 1995-2003.
A recent collaboration with Sakara Malcolm to produce a soulful balladtronica and release on Voxel Records 2019.
A band formed in Glasgow in 1991 with Alex Kapranos,. combining punk and jazz influences. After various compilations and singles, we eventually released our debut (and only) album on Roadrunner Records 1997. Alex went on to have much success with Franz Ferdinand.
Another band, formed with Hubby in 1991. We made off-the-wall hardcore punk and contributed to the buzzing 90s Glasgow music scene in the city. Hubby went on to front Glue and is currently enjoying success as a folk musician.
I formed this band with Colin, Chris and Callum in about 1994, and we crafted melodic indie rock that was ever-present around Glasgow. Eska went on to release many singles when I left to concentrate on The Karelia.
Rising from the ashes of Tarot Marrow, the Fortune Cookies were inspired by the likes of Television and Talking Heads and contributed to the popular Kazoo Club.
We formed Tarot Marrow as a bunch of school friends, having our first jam in about 1990. Before we all went our separate ways, we enjoyed gigs at King Tuts and recorded a few sessions.
Formed by Callum when he split from Eska, the Ten Pee Invaders had a heavier punk vibe and were often on stage at the Kazoo Club.
The Kazoo Club was a weekly Glasgow music residency during the 1990s. I helped run the events with Alex and the The 13th Note staff as we tried to promote local bands.
Strange Fruit was a DJ collective from Oxford who migrated to The Garage at Highbury to put on indie and electro DJ sets and live bands in the early noughties. I helped organise the live acts.
See the gallery below for stuff collected during my time working with bands in Glasgow. Having started as a drummer for bands at school, my last appearences were for The Karelia on their first album for Roadrunner Records, 1997.