Scotland Musicians

Biffy Clyro
Biffy Clyro is a band from Ayrshire founded in 1995. The main singer of the band is Simon Neil. Other members of the band are or were James Johnstone, Ben Johnston, Lewis Ingram and Josh Lowe.

Franz-Ferdinand indie rock band

This band was founded in Glasgow in 2001 and is stylistically a Britpop rock band. The term “indie” comes from independence and denotes musicians and groups that are independent of the major music publishers and record companies.
The band chose their name after the Austro-Hungarian Grand Duke Franz-Ferdinand, who was shot in Sarajevo on June 28, 1918. This act was the trigger for the beginning of the First World War.

Frightened Rabbit
This band is an indie rock band from Glasgow, they were formed in 2004 by the brothers Scott and Grant Hutchison, after Scott had previously used the name Frightened Rabbit for solo performances. Together with their friend Billy Kennedy they formed a trio e
members of the band are or were, in addition to the two founding members, the guitarist Billy Kennedy, the keyboardist Andy Monaghan and Gordon Skene.

Donovan (born 1946)
singer, songwriter, guitarist and composer. Donovan was born Donovan Phillips Leitch in Glasgow on May 10, 1946.
He had his first success in 1964 in the TV show “Ready Steady Go” – and that without having released a record beforehand.
He released his first hit a year later in 1965 with Catch the wind. The songs Colors and Turquoise as well as Universal Soldier brought him further great successes.
He sang his moving suction Catch the wind accompanied by guitar and harmonica. He was initially heavily influenced by Bob Dylan, which led to his being referred to as a Dylan impersonator.
But already in 1966 he broke away from its influences and expanded the range of his songs with rock elements. Songs like Sunshine Superman, Mellow Yellow, Hey Gyp and Hurdy Gurdy Man come from this creative period.
One of his most famous songs was the folk ballad Atlantis from 1969, in which he initially speaks more than sings. His meditation journey with the Beatles to India, which lasted several weeks, is also remembered.
His performance at the Isle of Wight Festival was a great experience. In 1970 he had married Linda Lawrence (born 1947), the former girlfriend of guitarist Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones. In 1973 his album Cosmic Wheels was released.
And in the same year he sang the song Only The with John Denver on his show. In 2003 he received an honorary doctorate from the University of Hertfordshire in England.
In 2009 he was awarded the Order of Arts and Literature by the French government. Donovan lives in Ireland with his wife Linda, with whom he has two grown daughters.
Two other children come from a previous relationship with the photo model Enid Karl

Mogwai is a post-rock band from Glasgow. The band was formed in 1995. Your Chinese name means roughly dark spirit in German.
Members of the band are or were the guitarist and singer Stuart Braithwaite, the electric bassist and guitarist Dominic Aitchison, the drummer Martin Bulloch, the guitarist John Cummings
and the keyboardist, flutist, guitarist and singer Barry Burns

Snow Patrol
Snow Patrol is an alternative rock band from Glasgow in Scotland and Belfast in Northern Ireland that was formed.
Members of the band are or were the lead singer and guitarist Gary Lightbody, the drummer Jonny Quinn, the guitarist and background singer Nathan Connolly and the
electric bassist, keyboardist and background singer Paul Wilson.

The Fratellis
The Fratellis (German: Gebrüder) are a rock band from Glasgow that was founded in 205. Members of the band are or were the singer and guitarist John Lawler, the singer and drummer Gordon McRory and the bassist Barry Wallace.

The Jesus and Mary Chain
The Jesus and Mary Chain was founded in 1984 by the two brothers Jim and William Reid in East Kilbride and existed until 1999. But in 2007 their members appeared together again.
The group plays indie rock and noise rock mixed with Gothic elements.

The Vaselines
The Vaselines was founded in 1986 by guitarist Eugene Kelly and singer Frances McKee in Edinburgh as an indie pop group.
In 1990 the band broke up.

Travis is a rock band formed in Glasgow in 1990 from what was left of another band. The name comes from the main character in the 1984 film “Paris, Texas” by Wim Wenders.
The band, which moved from Glasgow to London in 1990, are singer and guitarist Fran Healy, guitarist and banjo player Andy Dunlop, bassist Dougie Payne
and drummer Neil Primrose

The Proclaimers
The band The Proclaimers consists of twins Craig and Charlie Reid. Craig is the singer and tambourine player and Charlie is the guitarist and singer too.
The band was founded in 1983 and plays folk rock

The Proclaimers

Katie Victoria (KT) Tunstall (born 1975)
singer, lyricist and composer. KT Tunstall was born in Edinburgh on June 23, 1975 and is of Chinese-Irish descent.
Her father was from Hong Kong and her father from Ireland. However, she grew up in St. Andrew in Scotland with adoptive parents.
She studied music at the Kent School in Connecticut and at the University of London.
At the beginning of her musical career, she performed in a number of independent bands and wrote music for children’s TV shows, in which she also appeared.
Her breakthrough to a well-known singer began in 2004 with a solo performance of the song Black Horse and the Cherry Tree on the British entertainment show Later with Jools Holland.
Her album Eye to the Telescope was nominated for the 2005 Mercury Music Prize in July 2005. In the same year she became known to a wide audience in Germany through her concert at the New Pop Festival organized annually by SWR3. And at the BRIT Awards 2006 she received the title of British Female Solo Artist – as the best British solo artist.
She had a moving performance with the song “Deportees” by Woody Guffry, which was set to music by the teacher Martin Hoffmann and which has as its content the crash of an airplane on January 28, 1948 in California with Mexican farm workers.
Your interpretation was published on Youtube in July 2013. From 2008 to 2013 she was married to the drummer Luke Bullen.

wet wet wet

The band wet wet wet was formed in 1982 near Glasgow. They broke up in 1999, but got back together in 2004. The band plays pop and soul.
The band currently includes the singer Marti Pellow, the bassist and background singer Graeme Clark, the keyboardist and background singer Neil Mitchel,
the drummer and background singer Tommy Cunningham and the guitarist and background singer Graeme Duffin