Improvised Journey CD
Travel the world with music and let yourself be inspired by the pure and honest sound of one man and his guitar. Listen to a mixture of original compositions, Jazz standards and Traditional Scottish music performed with flawless fingerstyle technique.
- The Bonnie Banks o Loch Lomond
- What a Wonderful World
- Mexican Blackout ... Two Green Candles
- Stella by Starlight
I was born in the small town of Dunfermline, Scotland. The town was the former house of many Kings and Queens and its name comes from the ancient Galeic word Dún meaning fortified hill. You can imagine an entire hill covered in grey brick medieval buildings surrounded by the green landscape that characterises scotland. I never realised it at the time but this was a truly inspiring place to grow up!
At the age of 16, I left home and started traveling around Scotland playing music. After a few years I settled for a while in the city of Dundee. All in all I had a great life there, playing in a few different bands and teaching guitar, but something was missing. I kept getting more and more of an urge to travel with my music until one day I decided to sell almost everything I owned and jumped on a plane to mainland Europe. This was one of the most important decisions I have made in my life and has taken me on a journey all over Europe, North and Latin America.
There has been a lot of ups and downs over the years. One dramatic example was when I moved to Mexico City in 2012. After being there for only two weeks I had a very bad fall and broke my elbow. I had an exposed fracture and needed reconstructive surgery. It was 6 months before I could play again and about another 6 months of retraining myself how to play the guitar. To look on the bright side of this, it was a great time to analyze my playing and I do think I am a better musician because of it.
Life is an Improvised Journey, you never know what will happen, you just need to go with the flow… It has certainly been the case for me since leaving Scotland. I recently moved from Mexico to The Netherlands and as I am continuing on this path, it is the perfect time to release this Album marking another milestone in my Life.