Iain MacLeod is Music producer and musician based in Edinburgh. His style is neither complex or flashy as he prefers an unpretentious and honest sound to his Music. Inspired as a teenager by the guitar work of John Squire and Jimi Hendrix he has since developed a taste for raw acoustic guitar. Taking influence from the delta greats, the likes of John Fahey and Jack Rose Iain plays his own version of rambling blues with a World Music twist.
Iain studied Music in 2003 at SOAS university, London. Here he was exposed to everything from Indian Raga to West African Blues. The most lasting musical partnership of this time was with ‘Sudanese Songstress’, Amira Kheir. Iain accompanied her on her debut album ‘View From Somewhere’ and also co-wrote some songs on the album.
In 2011 Iain took his first step into Music production by packing up a laptop and a couple of mics and heading to Zanzibar. Here he spent a few months meeting and recording local musicians. Although it is unlikely any of these recordings will ever see the light of day it was an unforgettable education.
He independently released his first solo album, ‘Phone Recordings’ in 2016 which is a collection of slide guitar instrumentals. All the tracks are solo guitar pieces – all live takes with no re-edits or overdubs, recorded on a phone.
In late 2017, frustrated with life as a full time teacher and failures of the education system, Iain decided to take Music more seriously and set up Honest Sound Studio. He has produced music for several local musicians since beginning the studio and continues to develop his sound as a producer.
He is currently working on a new Music and will be releasing regularly over the coming months. The songs are about love, life, disillusionment and freedom. The Music builds on the foundation laid by ‘Phone Recordings’ and the style is laid back and rough round the edges but the production is fuller and more ambitious than before…
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