• Ian Anderson

    Ian Anderson

    After his teenage years playing guitar in local bands Ian began his recording career which spans 35 years at a residential studio in Wales, Foel Studio.

    Ian then relocated to London where he joined the staff at Island Records vinyl cutting rooms, eventually transferring to CD mastering.

    There was a further move to Zomba's north London studio complex, Battery Studios, where he remained until he went freelance on his return to Scotland.

    During his many years mastering Ian has worked with artists ranging from Elvis Costello, The Stone Roses, Massive Attack, Def Leppard, Iron Maiden, Cat Stevens, Steve Hackett to Cradle of Filth !

    During his time at Battery Studios he became involved with library music, eventually becoming a writer and he now has over 1000 titles published.

  • Andy Brown


    Andy developed an interest in music when he saw an early music group at an event in Edinburgh. This coupled with hearing the score to "Henry VIII" on TV written and arranged by David Munrow and the discovery of the 70's folk/rock/early group Gryphon cemented his interest in pre 16th century music and the wonderful range of wind, string and brass instruments of the period all of which he attempted to play…

    Slowly but surely, Andy's musical interests drifted closer to the current century and now include blues, folk, world, jazz, rock in fact pretty much everything…

    Andy spent a few years trying to find a suitable course and finally lighted upon a BA in performing arts at Nonington college in Kent. Successfully auditioning as a singer Andy spent most of his time learning how to play bassoon and sax, playing for local drama groups and morris dancing troupes, running an early music group and learning how to accompany his fellow students.

    On finishing college, Andy spent a few years being a musical director with Century Theatre in Keswick and learning to program the nascent 8-bit computers to play music.

    Slowly but surely, Andy drifted into teaching guitar before drifting further to join a function band as a keyboard player before drifting back to teaching and occasional gigs.

    Andy also spent a bit of time as a cocktail pianist on the Pride Of Bilbao and in Finland where he played for Santa. (Or at least his holiday tours…)

  • Alan Coady


    Alan Coady B.A. (Hons) L.G.S.M. studied at Napier College and Huddersfield Polytechnic.

    Since 1982 he has worked as a peripatetic teacher of classical guitar for East Lothian Council, a job which has encouraged him to think on his feet and come up with workable musical arrangements at high speed. A collection of these were published by Leckie & Leckie in 2001 under the title Six Classics for Guitar Ensemble.

    Other interests along the way include: pianist in Lothian Big Band for six years; founder member and principal musical arranger of Edinburgh Guitar Quartet; keyboard player in numerous functions bands and solo guitarist at many conferences, weddings, dinners.

    Related music interests include reviewing classical concerts and writing occasional articles for Bachtrack.

    All of Alan's articles can be found at http://uk.bachtrack.com/22/270/list-published/1009