He is a bass
guitarist and double bass player born to a musical family in Bellshill, Scotland who started his interest in music when
he was very young. Before he was
18 years old he was already playing with various pop bands.
In 1970 he
answered an advert for a bass player and after passing his audition went to
Manchester to work. After just a few months he moved
down to London and became a member of the Latin American
ability was noticed fairly early too and before too long he was touring and
recording with Peter Gabriel as well as playing for Kate Bush, Phil Collins
and Annie Lennox.
He became the
bassist, often the fretless bass, for the band Simple Minds when he
replaced Derek Forbes and performed with them on three albums before
returning to his lie as a studio musician.
career to date he has worked with countless artists and groups, in a huge
range of musical genres. These
include Joan Armatrading, David Arnold, Richard
Ashcroft, Asia, Big Dish, Colin Blunstone, Brand
X, Elkie Brooks, Duncan Browne, Eric Clapton,
Sarah Brightman, Chris De Burgh, Donovan, Brian Eno, Exile, Roberta Flack, Al Green, Steve Harley,
Natalie Imbruglia, Elton John, David Knopfler, Mark Knopfler, kd Lang, George Martin, Paul McCartney, The Psychedelic
Furs, Ralph McTell, Gerry Rafferty, David Sylvian, Sting, Tanita Tikaram and Scott Walker among many others.
output is immense and just a select few of his albums are Song of Seven by Jon Anderson, Red Cab To Manhattan by Stephen
Bishop, Never For Ever by Kate
Bush, Face Value by Phil Collins,
EB 84 by The Everly
Brothers, Vigil In a Wilderness of
Mirrors by Fish, Peter Gabriel
(3) by Peter Gabriel, Criminal
Tango by Manfred Mann’s Earth Band, Classics by John Martyn, Crocodile Shoes by Jimmy Nail, On Air by Alan Parsons, Back Against the Wall by Pink Floyd,
Once Upon a Time by Simple Minds,
Again by Alan Stivell,
by Judie Tzuke, as well as the film soundtracks
and Tomorrow Never Dies. He has also worked on the single
“Grow Old With Me” by John Lennon.
Peter Gabriel Recordings
Games Without Frontiers (Peter
(Charisma CB 354)(UK45)