Craig McConnell's musical dimensions include discovery, exploration, risk-taking, and the rhythms of the human heart. In addition to being a brilliant performer, guitarist, and vocalist, he is also a composer and lyricist known for writing music with extreme dynamics, poignant melodies, and depth of emotion. Craig's music appears in feature films, documentaries, and TV commercials, and with the rich traditions and hauntingly beautiful music of his native Scotland, his sonic embrace is deep and wide.
Craig McConnell is an accomplished rock guitarist, film composer, and something of a “chameleon” within the world of music. Working in an impressive variety of styles and genres, Rock, Jazz Fusion, New Age and Classical, are but some of his many musical colours. His artistry reaches far beyond the realms of the technically and musically accomplished guitarist, for he has enjoyed international success as a composer and arranger for Film, Television, and live performance -- having composed music for productions worldwide.
Having spent 5 years in the US, Craig relocated to Switzerland in 2005 where he worked as a professional musician and film composer, having scored music for films featuring the work of the Swiss world leading extreme sportswoman Géraldine Fasnacht (“Dessine-Moi Une Ligne”, “Une Femme Choucas”, "La Haute Route des Pentes Raides" and "Holtanna, l'Aventure Antarctique").
He passed away on June 22, 2011 after having fought ALS with great courage. Let his great spirit live and spread forerver through his beautiful music...
Epic, high energy, fast orchestral track with a powerful contemporary driving and relentless rhythm featuring horns and trumpets conveying a strong sense of positive purpose and momentum, building towards a forceful conclusion. Suited for action adventure movies, documentaries and fast sports. Instrumental, Corporate, Corporate Dramatic Epic
A bright, rhythmically strong instrumental track conveying a sense of positive upward movement and triumph. Featuring a French horn section. Suitable for Film/TV. Bold adventurous and energetic music. About bravery, winning & triumphant heroes. Sports mountain climbing racing, endurance, challenges, Instrumental, Dramatic, Energizing Music
Slow, evocative, New Age atmospheric track transports the listener to the heart of the mist-covered Andes and ancient Peruvian Inca civilisations of South America, featuring pan flute, rain stick in a contempory musical setting. Ideal for travel, cultural, historic documentaries, film, TV, National, Instrumental, Dramatic, Energizing Music
Rustic, Rural, Earthy, Honest, Country instrumental track featuring acoustic guitar and dobro slide guitar. Energetic sweet upbeat fun festive & wholesome. Suitable for Film/TV Advertising. Fun folksy families and their kids, mutts, puppies, lazy backwoods afternoons. Gone fishing, biscuits & gravy, Instrumental, Country, Alt Country
Beautiful, serene, mystical, graceful, elegant, inspirational track with mezzo soprano lead vocals in Greek. This is a musical journey down through the mists of time to the magical adventures of Ulysses ecounter with the Sirens in Greek mythology. Suitable for Film/TV. Female Vocals, New Age, Spiritual
Dramatic punchy horn section riding on a driving Latin groove featuring fusion electric piano, powerful rhythm section and percussion. Suitable for TV/radio commercials. Instrumental, Jazz, Jazz Fusion
Evocative music with strong percussive rhythm, Andean flute and ethnic male and female vocal chants and drones conveying a sense of freedom and new discovery. Ideal for travel, cultural, historic documentaries and film/TV productions on the natural world. Suitable for Film/TV, Mixed Vocals, Dramatic, Energizing Music
Reflective, spacey, sensitive, retrospective minimalistic track featuring the piano. Suitable for Film/TV. Edgy reflective flashbacks, reviewing life, watching a baby sleeping, caring for elderly mom or dad. Daydreaming about the future, studying a memory, deciding what really happened, was it real? Instrumental, Dramatic, Calm Mellow Music
Upbeat, atmospheric track with lively percussion and bamboo flutes on a spacey ambient tropical backdrop suggesting the vast green canopy of the Amazon rain forest. Ideal for travel, cultural, historic docuemntaries and film/TV. Instrumental, Dramatic, Heartwarming Music
A dark, deranged, unnervingly structured, deeply disturbing instrumental track which teeters on the very edge of sanity. A Gregorian chant intro descends into a pitch black and sinister void. Suitable for Film/TV. Ominous evil diabolical music with screaming tension, scurrying rats or menacing bats. Vocal Samples, Dangerous, Dark Music
Purposeful, driving, high energy, optimistic, focused and fast instrumental music conveying a sense of achievement, success, freedom and powerful drive. Suitable for Film/TV, Instrumental, Corporate, Electronic Progressive
In your face rockabilly/boogie style guitar with driving guitar chords bass and drums. Suitable for Film, TV, or Sports. Advertising, new car commercial, buddy movie, road test, endurance. Upbeat fun, good attitude, and wildly optimistic. Instrumental, Rock, Southern Rock
Optimistic rhythm builds to an orchestral climax giving the sense of ascending a mountain and the end effectively suggesting the grand summit panorama. Suitable for Film/TV, Instrumental, Action, Impending Pending Music
A quickening rhythmic pulse throbs on a suspenseful backdrop creating a sense of increasing tension and drama. Suitable for Film/TV, drama, crime, thriller, psychological documentaries. Instrumental, Dangerous, Edgy Music
Romantic Elegance, so silky sweet it could set the scene for a beautiful love story. Gentle, sensuous, an evening at The Ritz or shopping at Tiffany's. Reflective, very laid back, creamy smooth Jazz featuring piano & sax. Candlelight Warmth Love. Suitable Film/TV Advertising, high fashion or design. Instrumental, Jazz, Smooth Jazz
Warm, melodic, soothing, reflective, relaxing synth based medium-slow instrumental track created for looping. Suited for travel, vacation, family, film/TV and documentaries. Instrumental, Dramatic, Smooth Music
An emotional, bluesy Hammond organ and string section provide a sensitive backdrop in this touching instrumental featuring a slow and very melodic electric guitar solo. Suited for film/TV and documentaries on lost love, heartbreak, sadness, divorce, pain, suffering, departure, aging, illness, death. Instrumental, Dramatic, Sad Music
Unsettling and chaotic orchestral arrangement featuring relentless orchestral stabs and high pitched string section, à la Alfred Hitchcock. Intense, disturbing and deranged. Suitable for Film/TV, Instrumental, Dangerous, Dangerous Music
Light, smooth, funky/jazzy instrumental track featuring acoustic piano and funky bass line. Suitable for TV/Advertising. This is a 30 second excerpt of the full length track. Instrumental, Jazz, Smooth Jazz
A mid-tempo purposeful, optimistic, dramatic and motivating instrumental track featuring electronic drumbeat and synthesizers, evolving into an orchestral bridge of epic proportions. Ideal for film/TV, Olympic sports and corporate movies. Instrumental, Dramatic, Energizing Music
An up-tempo, purposeful, optimistic, energizing and motivating instrumental track featuring electronic drumbeat and synthesizers. Ideal for film/TV, travel documentaries, sports and corporate movies. Instrumental, Dramatic, Energizing Music
Tense, spacy, uneasy instrumental with a powerful heavy percussive beat and dual harmony electric guitars, inducing intense feelings of anticipation and excitement. Suitable for Film/TV, sports, documentaries. Instrumental, Dangerous, Dangerous Music
Dark and mysterious atmospheric synthesizer based track that echoes the realm of deep space and lost worlds at the edge of time. Suited for science fiction movies/documentaries and psychological thrillers. Instrumental, Dangerous, Dark Music
Positive, grand, regal and triumphant orchestral cue with a contemporary rhythm. Featuring French horn, timpani and bells. Suited for film/tv, corporate and documentaries. Instrumental, Dramatic, Regal Orchestral
A laid back rhythm subtly drives a super cool spacey riff on bass and electric guitar complemented by a jazzy chordal piano creates a purposeful spacey atmosphere. Ideal for advertising and film/TV. Instrumental, Jazz, Smooth Jazz
A dramatic horn, piano and electric guitar intro lead to an inevitable and unescapable flight above a bottomless void. Atmospheric, action-pending instrumental track. Suitable for Film/TV, Instrumental, Dangerous, Dangerous Music
Triumphant, glorious, epic instrumental track with an intro reminiscent of Rome and Greece in Antiquity, with orchestral brass, strings, percussion and choirs with a contemporary driving rhythm. Suited for high adventure/action movies. This is a 15 second up tempo excerpt of the full length track. Instrumental, Action, Action Adventure Pending