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...
Dynamic, epic symphonic rock ballad with orchestral arrangement, female mezzo-soprano vocals, soaring electric guitar, celtic harp, bagpipe chanter, piano and choirs. Based on the Celtic tale of the legendary hero, warrior bard Ossian. Suited for film/tv, action adventure, legendary tales. Female Vocals, Rock, Melodic Rock
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
Dynamic, epic progressive rock ballad with orchestral arrangement with male and female vocals culminating in an intense fiery electric guitar solo. Vocals performed by Craig McConnell and Claire Millon. Guitar solo performed by Craig McConnell. Mixed Vocals, Rock, Symphonic Rock
Driving, optimistic, dynamic hard rock track with male vocals and soaring electric guitar solo. Lyrically optimistic and confident conveying a sense of freedom and personal achievement. Male Vocals, Rock, Classic Rock
Upbeat, rythmic latin percussion section grooves with a funky bass line building to a fiery rock electric guitar solo. Suitable for travel, holiday, documentaries and film/TV. Instrumental, Rock, Latin Rock
High energy progressive rock instrumental track featuring electirc guitar and Hammond organ with multiple time changes. All guitars performed by Craig McConnell (no samples). Ideal for extreme sports and advertising. Sounds like Dream Theater. Instrumental, Rock, Progressive Rock