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. Instrumental, Dramatic Music, Energizing 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
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, Dangerous Music, Dangerous Music
Warm, melodic, soothing, reflective, relaxing synth based medium-slow instrumental track created for looping. Suited for travel, vacation, family, film/TV and documentaries. Instrumental, Dramatic Music, Smooth 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. Instrumental, Jazz Music, Lounge Jazz
A delicately poignant, deeply melodic orchestral track featuring the oboe. Suggesting the ever changing seasons of the countryside. Suitable for Film/TV, Instrumental, Dramatic Music, Contemplative 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
Positive, grand, regal and triumphant orchestral cue with a contemporary rhythm. Featuring French horn, timpani and bells. Suited for film/tv, corporate and documentaries. Instrumental, Dramatic Music, Regal Orchestral
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 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, Dangerous Music, Dangerous Music
Triumphant, glorious, epic instrumental track with an intro reminiscent of Rome and Greece in Antiquity, with orchestral brass, strings, percussion and choirs with a contemporary driving rhythm. Suited for high adventure/action movies. This is a 15 second up tempo excerpt of the full length track. Instrumental, Action Music, Action Adventure Music (pending)
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
Reflective, spacey, sensitive, retrospective minimalistic track featuring the piano. Suitable for Film/TV. Edgy reflective flashbacks, reviewing life, watching a baby sleeping, caring for elderly mom or dad. Daydreaming about the future, studying a memory, deciding what really happened, was it real? Instrumental, Dramatic Music, Calm Mellow Music
Slow ethnic electronic rhythmic track with a slight sense of forebodîng featuring orchestra string section and choirs. Ideal for travel, cultural, historic, extreme sports documentaries and film/TV. Instrumental, Dramatic Music, Electronic Music
Grandiose, Regal, Glittering, and pompous orchestral track of truly epic proportions featuring the power of the full symphony orchestra and conveying a sense of achievement, victory, adventure and discovery. Suitable for Film/TV. Instrumental, Dramatic Music, Regal Orchestral
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, Dramatic Music, Ethereal Music
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
A delicately poignant, deeply melodic orchestral track featuring the oboe. Suggesting the ever changing seasons of the countryside. Suitable for Film/TV, Instrumental, Dramatic Music, Calm Mellow Music
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
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