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
Confident, strong, rhythmically Powerful and intense cue with vocal pad and electric guitar power chords. Suggesting a strong sense of liberation and freedom. Suitable for TV/Film, Action, Adventure and Corporate movies. Vocal Samples, Action, Action Adventure Pending
Purposeful, optimistic, orchestral cue conveying a strong sense of ascent and conquest, including assertive percussion and large choral section. Ideal for adventure, travel, cultural, historic documentaries and film/TV. Mixed Vocals, Dramatic, Energizing Music
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
Relentlessly heavy industrial rhythm builds into an orchestral track of epic proportions. Suggesting the unstoppable march of machines across the universe. Suitable for science fiction productions. Instrumental, Dangerous, Dangerous Music
Atmospheric New Age instrumental track conveying a sense of the vast expanse of the deep ocean and the creatures of the deep. Ideal for travel, cultural, natural world and science programs. Instrumental, New Age, Atmospheres
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
A modern take of Winter from Vivaldi's Four Seasons. Positive, energizing, optimistic, joyful, driving instrumental with classical strings and electric guitar. Instrumental, Dramatic, Happy Music, Antonio Vivaldi
Period inspiring and motivational military instrumental track featuring the fife with a strong marching rhythm with field drum and reminiscent of the Revolutionary War. Instrumental, Military, Military Civil War March
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
An airy and slightly melancholic oboe melody suggesting the dance of the autumn leaves as they ride the fall breeze and drift down a babbling brook, featuring grand piano, flute and French horn. Suitable for TV commercials, films and documentaries. Instrumental, Dramatic, Romantic Music
Inspirational, uplifting, optimistic track conveying a sense of freedom, adventure, drive, rebirth, accomplishment and wonder. A continuous beat coupled with a soaring lead synth melody and choirs transport the listener into uncharted territories where beauty reigns supreme. Film/TV, travel, sports, Instrumental, Dramatic, Energizing Music
Relentlessly dangerous, Dynamic, Threatening, Ominous orchestral cue with industrial rhythm, choirs and acoustic piano. The full orchestral brass section ride the tympani to a powerful and ominously dark orchestral bridge. Suitable for Film/TV and Halloween/horror movies. Instrumental, Horror, Horror Electronica
A dark haunting orchestral track with acoustic piano descends to a terrifying bridge of nightmare proportions and inevitable conclusion. Suited for Halloween/horror movies. Instrumental, Horror, Horror Edgy