Michael Hearne's Big Barn Dance Music Festival
Spider will be out joining in the fun at Michael Hearne's 17th Annual Big Barn Dance Music Festival
Welcome to my website.
Please have a look about. Not much up yet but more to follow soon.
On here you will find information on where I am performing and with who.
Soon there will be pictures of me with a full head of hair. OK old pictures. Yes at one time there was more on the top.
I have posted just a few videos on the "videos" tab at the top but before you click there you might fancy a listen to some
music clips. Head to the bottom of this page and you can skip through a few tracks. There are some old recordings there.
Further clips of music and photographs of me playing with new and old pals will appear shortly.
Thanks for all the kind words people & press have said.
I'd also like to shout out a thanks to Andy Smith for the pics. Cheers pal.
Plus thanks to Sutherland Trading for their support and supply of my Hohner Harmonicas. The only brand I play.
I'd love to stay in touch so please scroll down a little bit and join my mailing list.
Hope to see you soon.
Love & hugs
"Spider is simply one of the best harp players there is. He's also one of the best musicians I've ever had the pleasure of working with. When we play songs together, he has an innate ability to remain sensitive to what the songs need. Whether that's creating some luscious soundscape, providing a nice groove or finding the right spaces, he always manages to know what serves the song best. But when it comes to taking a solo, then all I can do is sit back and gaze in wonder at what he can achieve with his instrument! And if this wasn't enough to make a great musical partner, then he's also one of the finest human beings I've ever known!"
(Steve Crawford - singer, songwriter, multi instrumentalist, session musician)
“Intensely moving harmonica sound”
“Massively exciting naturally talented harmonica player”
“I would cheerfully walk 100 miles over hot coals to feel some of his music”
(Blueprint - magazine)
“I still prefer the sensitive virtuosity and imagination of Aberdeen’s junior James Cotton, Spider MacKenzie”
(The Sunday Times)
“Harmonica virtuoso”, “Star of bloos moothie”
(The Aberdeen Evening Express)
“I bet you think every town has a blues harp player this good. They don’t and we should cherish him.”
(The Aberdeen Press & Journal)