Texas composer and musician Gordon McLeod has performed all over the US, Ireland, and France as a solo artist, band member, and recording session multi-instrumentalist. He currently plays with the highly successful World Roots acoustic band Beyond The Pale, which he co-founded, along with The Aisling String Trio and The Texas Gypsies. Gordon is also a renowned traditional American and Irish violinist and fiddler, well known for his popular records of original fiddle-based music. His authentic, down-home songs have been featured in numerous film projects and compilation albums.
Gordon McLeod's work ranges from smokin' hot fiddle-based Celtic influenced tunes and Gypsy Jazz style acoustic Swing to his original songs, which includes the award-winning "Dog year" for which he won the 2008 Nacogdoches New Traditions Americana songwriting contest. “Hester" was a 2006 winner that was featured on Beyond the Pale's album Queen of Skye. He has recorded and produced all of Beyond The Pale’s releases, including their latest CDs "Pale-ontology" and "The Music Plays Me,” and he just completed an album of original acoustic Swing featuring his sophisticated Jazz violin and driving acoustic rhythm guitar. Gordon has also worked as producer and engineer for numerous other artists.
An original song with great humor in a Gypsy-jazz up-tempo swing style with violin, vocal, guitar and bass similar to Django Reinhart, Stephane Grapelli, Hotclub music from the 1930s and 1940s. The lyrics are from a child's perspective who has nightmares about catfish after his "DaddyG" catches one. Male Vocals, Singer/Songwriter, Contemp Singer/Songwriter
Reminiscent of Al Jarreau, a positive, optimistic love song about the endless possibilities of love, danceable, perfect for romantic movies or television, comedies and dramas, or weddings and special romantic occasions. Male Vocals, Pop, Pop Music
A brilliant, captivating song about Ireland and Irish music with stellar playing by two Irish music masters on uillean pipes and fiddle, with moving lyrics about the joys of playing traditional Irish music in Ireland and rousing exciting instrumental interludes based on an authentic Irish reel. Male Vocals, European, Ireland
Traditional Scottish song by Robert Burns with great lyrics, wonderful baritone male vocal, moving tender dramatic subject matter and lush acoustic guitar flute and violin and strings accompaniment perfect for film credits or soundtrack television travel documentary romantic drama or Scottish film, Male Vocals, Folk, British Folk
A happy party Reggae song about a glorious time sailing in the British Virgin Islands with smoky male vocals, great steel drums, ukelele and smooth female backing vocals, perfect for a tropical escape, party or film, or travel movie, television or documentary, or just a great escape to the tropics. Male Vocals, Reggae, Contemporary Reggae
A Swinging song of love voodoo and intrigue in New Orleans withe great gritty male vocal, smoking hot violin and swing guitar, perfect for film or television credits or soundtrack or just to listen to! Male Vocals, Jazz, Folk Jazz
An uplifting and encouraging song about overcoming adversity in the bluegrass Americana style, perfect for film or television film movie soundtracks or trailers with great playing on all acoustic instruments and great male lead vocals and female harmony with an authentic rootsy feel, Mixed Vocals, Country, Bluegrass
A beautiful haunting song, emotional, poignant but hopeful, perfect for movie soundtrack or documentary with an Irish or women-centered theme, concerning the repression of the feminine side of human nature in modern culture. Perfect for television or film credits, great male vocal and strong imagery, Male Vocals, Folk, British Folk
Jumpin' and humorous track, upbeat and uplifting lyrics, a great uptempo swing song perfect for film soundtracks, television, documentary or period pieces about the 1930s or 1940s, swinging in the style of Django Reinhart, Stephane Grapelli, Joe Venuti or Cab Calloway, with great jazz violin, Male Vocals, Jazz, Folk Jazz
A powerful song with dark bluegrass undertones, great banjo, strong male vocal and haunting fiddle. Perfoect for movie soundtrack, or film credits or television. Engaging lyrics about about adolescent conflict between parental and personal values. Male Vocals, Americana, Americana
A wonderful light, humorous and sentimental Christmas song perfect for television commercials, film sound tracks, Christmas programs, Christmas family programs new Christmas collections or any type of secular Christmas program or soundtrack. Lyrics convey great humor but genuine affection. Male Vocals, Christmas, Christmas Pop
A rootsy American song with smokin' hot authentic fiddle and banjo accompaniment telling the story of an old time fiddler from the Civil War era as seen through the eyes of his young protege. Perfect for film or documentary sound tracks, movie trailers, television shows and live performance. Male Vocals, Americana, Americana
A humorous song satirizing the hedonistic side of youth and privilege perfect for movie soundtrack television, film credits or radio with great male vocals and enticing acoustic guitar and topical lyrics, Male Vocals, Pop, Alt Pop