Jamesversion1: an exiled Scot who has been in a couple of bands which have done as much damage to his liver as his eardrums. He’s a bit of a musical whore, i.e. if it’s pretty then he’ll probably give it a shot. Most of his favourite musicians are dead, but he swears it’s not his fault. He is very uncomfortable about talking about himself in the 3rd person.
William N. Dyer: born and dragged up in Glasgow and now living in a New Town in the Scottish Central belt. He’s a poet, novelist, and script writer and hopes one day (soon) to be published for money. He writes his own miscellany here.
Mick Fitzsimmons: has spent the best years of his life pointlessly opining about a variety of subjects and is not about to stop now. He served ten years as an inmate of BBC Radio, before escaping to a life of teaching, where he tries daily to introduce difficult modern verse to bored teenagers. In his spare time he likes to caress guitars and very occasionally coaxes a tune out of them too.
John Fitzgerald: Enjoys dismantling and forensically examining the bits of a tune just to see how it was put together and seeing why it sounds so good. Owns a small collection of vinyl (that’s records, not clothing) the contents of which shall never ever be made public. Dislikes very little in music. Has been known to play the occasional tune. Can’t dance – fact. Likes guitars. Owns a trumpet, two bicycles and a socket set.
Michael Hollywood: a frustrated wannabe DJ living at a remote coastal spot on the very edge of the Pacific Rim. He spends far too much time thinking about music and pop culture, often to the detriment of all of the other important things in his life. His favourite pastime is forcing his children to listen to his vast array of Reggae CDs whilst simultaneously holding them hostage within the confines of the family car. Roadtrip anyone?
Rob Huggins: a musical squid-like creature – with a variety of tentacles in many pies (oo-er). Guitarist and vocalist with The Puzzlers, he is also a guest member of the Cattled Merchants collective, and part of the sound engineering/production team The Woolco Feathers Experience – along with Starfleet Commander Alan Ferguson (aka:Tweakothy McDial) – who produced the recent Trigger The Escape sessions.
Dhilin Kunderan: After being crowned Monklands West’s Mr Jim Morrison from 1990-92, Dhilin Kunderan fought in the sub culture wars and gained the rank of Captain, commanding over 7 men. He currently enjoys gardening and hallucination.
Stuart McLaughlan: With voices like The Everly Brothers, Johnny Cash & Frank Sinatra and even the The Drifters ever present in the McLaughlan household when Stuart was but a lad it is no surprise that he has a life soundtracked by an eclectic mix of music. He has sold Alice Cooper some golf balls, played golf with Tina Turner’s roadies and worked in a shop below Lloyds Cole’s flat on Great Western Road. He detests name droppers.
James A. Stewart: apart from an 18 month hiatus, James has lived all his days in Croy’s bijou surroundings and now bides there with his bonnie wife and bairn. He writes for a variety of websites and has some modest publication credits to his name.
Rona Topaz: originally a Brummie who became a New Yorker who became a Londoner who became a Glaswegian. Hopefully has satisfied her wanderlust. Currently a professional singer and actress and resident vocal tutor at Glasgow Music Studios, where she runs Glee Clubs because she used to be in a Glee club and because she has an unhealthy obsession with the TV series (Glee, in case you were wondering) She is also a shameless name dropper who has known Stephen Fry for 14 years. Can be seen singing in and around Scotland and London.
Ann Turner: a Glasgow girl(?) with strong Irish roots. Over the years she has developed an eclectic appreciation of lots of musical genres from Irish/Scottish Traditional music to 70s Disco to Northern Soul to Punk to Country to Easy Listening and Popular Music; pretty much resulting in a pick ‘n’ mix music collection which would make some of her more earnest music-lover friends cringe to say the least!
Doug Will: Eclectic:- deriving ideas or styles from a broad and varied range of sources. Aye, that just about sums up Doug’s music tastes. A Scot, who has spent most of his life in the big toon next to Croy, he now lives in Melbourne, Australia, and is always amused by the sight of a mullet.