Moray Macdonald is a keyboard player and composer based in Wiltshire. He performs, records and tours with a wide variety of artists, and is a talented composer, arranger and producer in his own right.

Moray is currently a contributing member of several bands and also works as a touring musician. He has worked as a musical director and sound designer for many theatrical productions, and has composed and produced original music for theatre and film. He is also an experienced pit musician on both keyboards and trumpet.

Moray is available for sessions (which can be recorded in his home studio), depping and touring work, and has arranged and produced professional scores for almost any configuration of instruments and ensembles. He has designed and operated combined click/playback/video systems and is a highly skilled sound designer, working with a wide range of software and hardware synthesizers. He also has a good working knowledge of professional lighting and sound equipment.

His original music can be found at moraymacdonald.com

Latest News

Capel Green soundtrack 

I'm delighted to be working on something a little different, the soundtrack to the upcoming film Capel Green. A fascinating documentary about the Rendlesham Forest UFO sighting, I'm looking forward to conjuring up all sorts of strange alien noises. It's also very exciting to be working on the soundtrack with frequent Brian Eno collaborator Peter Chilvers. The film is scheduled for release next year, but in the meantime please enjoy the extended trailer!

Crazy Diamond, Trinity and more 

Since I left Ghost Community earlier this year, I haven't been idle! I've been up to my eyeballs preparing live rigs, editing videos and even managing to get some writing done. One of the biggest things though was being a part of Kim Seviour's band for Trinity 2 in May this year. She's written a stonking debut solo album with John Mitchell (pre-order here!) with some really juicy keyboard parts to get my teeth into. It was a pleasure to play with her again with a full band. It was a great laugh and we loved…

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Cycle of Life Press 

Cycle of Life has been out just over a month and the amount of positive feedback we've had from it still hasn't sunk in. Planet Rock have played us, Prog! magazine called it "a winner" in their August issue and gave the band a full page interview, Prog Radar called it "a journey that excites and satisfies at every turn" and Francis Dunnery described it as "full of integrity". On top of that, so many people have taken to our Facebook page to give us their thoughts, along with photos of our CD and t-shirts…Read more

Ghost Community and Godsticks album release 

As the keener readers of Prog will have noticed, I'm in another band! Ghost Community is a new hard rock/prog band consisting of myself, Matt Cohen, Jake Bradford-Sharp, Simon Rogers and John Paul Vaughan. We're well into writing our debut album, and hope to start recording later this year. We've also landed a slot supporting Frank Carducci later this year - see my Shows page for more details, and The Merch Desk for tickets. If you want up-to-the-minute news (of which more coming soon...), be sure to follow…Read more

New Projects 

Crimson Sky may be no more, but I'm not stuck for things to over the next few months...

As you may have seen from their Facebook page, Godsticks are hard at work recording their third album. I'll be playing keyboards on at least one song, and arranging strings and brass parts for two others.

I'm also writing and producing music for a new play for Bath Drama at the Rondo Theatre. Titled "Return to Wonderland", we follow Alice back through the Looking Glass, and reencounter her childhood self and her familiar…Read more

New Godsticks videos! 

The first footage from Godsticks' tour supporting the Aristocrats is now available! All the footage is taken from the gig at Cultuurpodium Boerderij on 2014-02-28, with audio mixed by Bruce Soord of The Pinapple Thief. The videos below show the first three tracks of the show (including Moray's improvised keyboard introduction) and more tracks are due to be released in the near future.

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