the people behind the music
Stuart Blackwood - Guitar / vocals
Stuart is the main vocalist of the band, while also regularly found ripping out guitar solos. Hugely experienced, having worked in the music industry for over 25 years as a performer and educator, he's played nearly everywhere you could have, from Arran to Aberdeen to America!
FUN FACT: Stuart wishes he was an amalgam of Paul McCartney, Neil Finn , Ry Cooder , Chuck Berry and Keeley Hawes. He also wrote the song that his beloved East Stirlingshire FC take to the pitch to on match days.
Andrew Bruce - Drums / vocals
Andrew contains power and subtlety as the Raja of Rhythm while also regularly surprising people as being the hidden voice of the band. For Andrew like all great drummers - the song comes first ! Andrew is hugely experienced, having gigged in bands for 20 years.
FUN FACT: Having played in Millennium , the Robbie Williams tribute band , Andrew is considered the “eye candy” of the band - so much so that for a time , Millennium considered becoming an Andy Bruce tribute band ..
gregor BEATTIE - Bass / vocals
A vastly experienced musician - Gregor has more instruments at his disposal than the cockpit of your average Boeing 747.As well as being bass player with Sound Cradle, Gregor plays trumpet in various orchestras. He is also an excellent guitar player, drummer and piano player - as well as a talented composer and arranger.
FUN FACT: When wearing his 3D cinema glasses , Gregor has often been mistaken for Bono. He also makes the finest pot noodle this side of the River Clyde.
Stephen Robbie - Bass/Backing Vocals
Stephen deals with the groove of the band, completing the rhythm section. Away from the band, he is also a guitar teacher, choir conductor and accompanist, which all keep him quite busy!
FUN FACT: Stephen once challenged Chuck Norris to an arm-wrestle and won.
In the unlikely event that one of the members of the band are unable to play for your event, we have a superb line up of deputies who can stand in and make the evening just as special.
TRICIA KANE - KEYBOARDS
As well as a wonderful keyboard and piano player, Tricia is also a music teacher and the bands style advisor.