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...
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. This is a 15 second excerpt of the full length track. Instrumental, Dramatic Music, Energizing 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, Dramatic Music, Energizing 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 Music, Jazz Fusion
Shimmering and dancing, bright sonic loops carry a melodic, soaring bamboo flute in this new age instrumental track. Suitable for Film/TV Advertising. This is a 30 second excerpt of the full length track. Instrumental, New Age Music, New Age Electronic
A bleak and disturbing introduction unfolds into a dark cyclical orchestral track with a suspenseful electric guitar and strong sense of foreboding, and mounting desperation. Suitable for Film/TV, Instrumental, Dangerous Music, Edgy 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, Action Music, Action Impending Buildup (pending)
A guitar riff driven, full on driving beat pushes orchestral pads and power chords in this determined, uplifting, bold and fast instrumental track concluding with electric guitar solo. Suitable for Film/TV, Instrumental, Dramatic Music, Hectic Music
Triumphant, glorious, victorious, epic and lively instrumental track featuring orchestral brass, strings, percussion and choirs with a contemporary driving rhythm. Suited for high adventure and action movies. This is a 30 second excerpt of the full length track. Instrumental, 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. This is a 30 second excerpt of the full length track. Instrumental, Pop Music, Pop 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 Music, Dark Music
Ambient, tropical atmospheric track suggesting the vast green canopy of the Amazon rain forest. Featuring a warm relaxing slow drum beat with bamboo flutes on a spacey ambient backdrop. Ideal travel, cultural, historic documentaries and film/TV. Budding romance, discovery, new day & second chances, Instrumental, Dramatic Music, Ethereal Music
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. This is a 30 second excerpt of the full length track. Instrumental, Jazz Music, 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, Action Music, Action Impending Buildup (pending)
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, Dramatic Music, Energizing Music
Magical, majestic orchestral track featuring beautiful soprano voice suggesting a regal bastion reaching towards the heavens. A suspenseful harp intro leads to an inevitable and dramatic orchestral climax. Ideal for film/TV and documentaries. This is a 30 second excerpt of the full length track. Female Vocals, Dramatic Music, Magical Music
Upbeat, Driving, Motivating instrumental cue featuring the piano and electric guitar. Suitable for TV/Advertising. This is a 30 second excerpt of the full length track. Instrumental, News Music, News Music | Themes
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 Music, Lounge Jazz
Triumphant, glorious, victorious, epic and lively instrumental track with an intro reminiscent of Rome and Greece in Antiquity, featuring orchestral brass, strings, percussion and choirs with a contemporary driving rhythm. Suited for high adventure and action movies. Instrumental, Dramatic Music, Regal Music
Purposeful, dynamic, rhythmic dance track with a funky rhythm and groove moving in lots of space with soul vocals. This is a 15 second excerpt of the 30 second track. Female Vocals, Dance Music, Techno
A swirling, ambient, atmospheric track with a sense of vertigo suddenly poised on the brink of a great void and dizzy height. Exploration, adventure, mountain climbing, extreme altitudes. Windy crags, dangerous peaks, angelic whispers, climactic setting, travel, discovery, planetarium music, Sci Fi, Instrumental, Dangerous Music, Edgy Music
Grandiose, powerful orchestral track of heroic and epic proportions, featuring full symphony orchestra, percussion and choirs. Suitable for Film/TV. This is a 30 second excerpt of the full length track. Vocal Samples, Action Music, Action Adventure Music (pending)
Heavy, intense hip-hop instrumental track with vocal chants and deep pounding bassline. This is a 15 second excerpt of the full length track. Suitable for TV/Advertising, Instrumental, Hip Hop Music, Hip Hop Instrumental
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 Music, Contemplative Music
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 Music, Southern Rock
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, Action Music, Action Theme Crime Music
Poignant, dreamy, soft, beautiful uplifting instrumental featuring bluesy electric guitar and female vocals on laid back rhythm section... Flying high! Suitable for Film/TV. Female Vocals, Dramatic Music, Ethereal Music