The Musicians featured on the album
Born in the Kingdom of Fife, Neil Fraser is a singer songwriter who has spent his life playing in bands around Dundee, Edinburgh and Fife. Career highlights include supporting Blues and Trouble as bassist in Beggars Benison, moonlighting in a friends band supporting Super Furry Animals and performing on The Janice Forsyth show to promote the George Street Sessions CD (GSS), an East Neuk community project involving many local musicians. The success of the GSS project inspired producer Clive Gray to approach Neil and other local musicians to suggest recording more songs. After nearly 8 months intensive work, Neil is proud to release his debut album- Ancient Satellites. Neil is joined by Nick Fry (bass), Calum Gordon (drums), Chris Peebles (vocals), Dale Radley (vocals), Ali Petri (keyboard), Demi Forsyth (dobro), Jim Tribble (multi instrumentalist), Clive Gray (guitar), and cameo by Neil's dad. All played a significant role in creating the album.
Nick started playing guitar at the age of 10, by 17 he was playing at local folk and blues clubs in Swansea South Wales. He spent a couple of years busking in the London Underground, and then playing in various bands in many pubs and bars around London and later in Bristol. Nick now lives and works in the East Neuk of Fife where he plays with many local musicians. He recently appeared on BBC Radio Scotland as part of the George Street Sessions. He plays bass, harmonica, and some backing vocals on Neil Fraser’s debut album 'Ancient Satellites'.
Calum is musician, photographer, chef. He has been playing as a drummer in various formations in the East Neuk for years. Lately he has been playing in the Anstruther Boathouse .
Ali Petrie formerly of Mercury shortlisted Hobotalk, now touring and recording with New York singer Nell Bryden and Scotland’s The Wynntown Marshals. Career highlights include sessions on Radio 2 with Terry Wogan and Chris Evans. A lover of classic instruments Ali plays Hammond , Piano and Wurlitzer electric piano.
Demi has been playing music from an early age and has had the opportunity to try out many instruments. She started with guitar and is largely self taught. Over the last two years she has been focusing on the dobro. Under the guidance of luthier Steve Agnew she built her own instrument, which is featured on the first music track of this album.
Dale Radley is a Scottish singer song writer whose musical meanderings have taken her far and wide. Dale thrives on creative collaborations and her vocals have featured in many friends projects and music collectives. Dales unique vocal style stretches from bluesy soulful slumbers to jaunty jazzy numbers and her performances are always emotive and heartfelt. Dale has played at numerous festivals, gigs, charity events and gatherings upon her travels. Dale released her first album in 2005 called ‘Journey of my soul’ with Rossco Galloway and Stuart Clark and is in the midst of her second album with John (fingers) Farrell and friends.
Addendum: However, Dale has taken a couple of years out to sing nursery rhymes....watch this space.
"I'm a singer/songwriter from the East Neuk, who sings with Safehouse and Emporium. Some folks say I resemble Jesus but the only religious experience I've had was running naked around the Ring of Brodgar on Orkney.'
Chris composed the East Neuk anthem 'Two Sides'
'I don't really know where this song came from. The bugger just popped up in ma head, like the shopkeeper in Mr Benn...it appeared 'as if by magic'.
He has been playing music with Neil for a long time now, and involved with album every step of the way.
Jim Tribble - is a Composer, Performer and Teacher who enjoys the great variety of music in the East Neuk.
"I specialise in not specialising and play a variety of instruments. I have recently been working on music from Renaissance Scotland on an instrument called a Virginal (small Harpsichord) and wanted to see if its unique and complex sound could be captured on hard disc".
He has published his own album Music Through Time. Available on his website: