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...
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 Music, Energizing Music
Evocative, New Age cue with a strong melody and a persistent percussive motif, conveying a sense of grandeur, freedom and new discovery. Ideal for travel, cultural, space flight documentaries and film/TV productions on the natural world. Suitable for Film/TV. Instrumental, Corporate Music, Corporate Music
Bright, flowing, reassuring, sincere instrumental track featuring the acoustic piano on a subtle backdrop of choirs, orchestral strings and brass. Suitable for Film/TV. Instrumental, Dramatic Music, Contemplative 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, Action Music, Action Adventure Symphonic Rock
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 Music, Melodic Rock
Heavy, intense hip-hop instrumental track with vocal chants and deep pounding bassline. This is a 30 second excerpt of the full length track. Suitable for TV/Advertising. Instrumental, Hip Hop Music, Hip Hop Instrumental
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 Music, Action Adventure Music (pending)
Uplifting, happy, lively, optimistic, energetic, uptempo instrumental track featuring electric guitar and organ, reminiscent of the B52s. Suited for film/TV, corporate films and commercials. Instrumental, Pop Music, Pop Music
Slow, brooding, dark, intimidating orchestral track with bells and choir conveying a sense of awe and grandeur. Suited for film/Tv, documentaries, adventure, extreme sports and fairy tales. Instrumental, Dangerous Music, Dangerous Music
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 Music, 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 Music, Symphonic 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, Corporate Music, Corporate Music
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 Music, Dangerous 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 Music, Smooth Jazz
A bleak and disturbing introduction unfolds into a dark cyclical orchestral track with a strong sense of foreboding, suspense and mounting desperation. Suitable for Film/TV, Instrumental, Dangerous Music, Dark Music
Bright, flowing, reassuring, sincere instrumental track featuring the acoustic piano on a subtle backdrop of choirs, orchestral strings and brass. Suitable for Film/TV. Instrumental, Dramatic Music, Energizing Music
Purposeful rural piano instrumental with light drums and tambourine. Suggesting country life and the rolling Appalachian mountains. Suitable for Film/TV. Advertising, Instrumental, Country Music, Contemporary Country Music
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 Music, Energizing 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, corporate movies, travel and sports documentaries, Instrumental, Dramatic Music, Energizing Music
Dramatic, dark and brooding orchestral cue commencing with church bell and Gregorian chant, building to an inevitable tense climax and resolving through a recurrent haunting and repetitive motif. Suitable for horror, suspense and productions on the supernatural. Suitable for Film/TV, Vocal Samples, Dangerous Music, Dark Music
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 Music, Classic 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 Music, Action Impending Buildup (pending)