Christian Lindberg (born 1958) is one of the best known classical trombonists in the world. At the age of 17 he took up the trombone and within two years, he had a position in the Royal Swedish Opera Orchestra. One year later, he became the world's first full-time trombone soloist.
There have been at least 3 bands called The Wake, including a Scottish post-punk band, an American goth band and a Finnish death metal band. 1. The Wake were a Scottish post punk and later indie pop band, founded in Glasgow in 1981 by Gerard “Caesar” McInulty (formerly of Altered Images), Steven Allen and Joe Donnelly, who was later replaced by Bobby Gillespie. Steven’s sister Carolyn Allen soon joined, and remained in the band until its end.
Eugene Kelly was born on 1965 and is a Scottish musician who was a member of the band The Vaselines and also BMX Bandits and has had a number of solo releases. Eugene Kelly formed The Vaselines in 1986 with Frances McKee and was a member until 1990 when the band split up. Kurt Cobain of Nirvana was a fan of the band and two covers of songs by The Vaselines were included on their Incesticide album.
John Lemke is a Glasgow based musician, originally from Berlin. Besides composing for a broad range of TV and film productions and sound designing for indie films, theatre and animation, John is also a solo artist with a debut album to be released via Denovali Records in July 2013. Stylistically his music fuses aspects of his more emotive film composition approach with rhythm and elements of abstracted guitar, percussive, prepared piano and vocal textures.
Described by The Scotsman as 'quite simply the best folk band Scotland has produced in many a year', Deaf Shepherd are a traditional celtic band based in Edinburgh who play both contemporary and traditional Scottish tunes and songs. They are notable for their lively and inventive arrangements as well as their energetic and accomplished live performances.
Who are Fake Gods? Fake Gods are an acoustic folk-rock duo from central Scotland, formed in 2005. The band’s warm and natural sound is a product of an organic music making progress which has been honed over several years. “We aim to soak up the best of our influences and to avoid being derivative. We intend to stay the distance and create records that people revisit time and again”. The band’s first gigs in 2005 were very well-received and subsequent shows have garnered similar acclaim.
There is more than one band with this name. 1. Lowlife was a Scottish post-punk/dream pop band, active from 1985 to 1997. Although never obtaining mainstream popularity, they developed a cult following that continues to this day. Early years: Pre-Lowlife Dead Neighbours was an early-1980s psychobilly band from Grangemouth, Scotland, originally consisting of Craig Lorentson (vocals), David Steel (bass), Ronnie Buchanan (guitar) , and Grant McDowall (drums).
From Applecross in the West Highlands of Scotland, Derek produces a blend of Funk, Blues and Afrobeat with a twist of Celtic flavour including occasional Gaelic content. Loaded with driving fretless bass rhythms and lots of guitar. Listen to '10 Out Of Illusion' for a view from the croft as told in the dawn of the 21st century.
Originally a four piece comprising Viv Strachan (vocals), Gordon McIntyre (guitar), Nick Reynolds (bass), and Alexis Beattie (drums), ballboy played gigs around Edinburgh, UK for a few years, and recorded tracks for the Edinburgh indie compilation it's a life sentence..., released by the newly formed SL Records label in 1997. By 1999 Gordon, the band's main songwriter, had taken over vocal duties. Katie Griffiths had joined on keyboards and Gary Morgan had taken over the drums.