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...
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
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
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
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
Cool, smooth jazz, laid back instrumental with electric guitar conveying a slight sense of unease and tension in the atmosphere of the big city at sunset. Suitable for Film/TV, Instrumental, Jazz, Lounge Jazz