Sunday, May 16, 2010

Beatle People: Hamish Stuart

Hamish Stuart (born 8 October 1949, Glasgow, Scotland) is a guitarist, bassist, singer, composer and record producer. A member of the Average White Band from 1972 to 1982, he went on to work with Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan and David Sanborn before joining Paul McCartney’s band (where he switched between guitar and bass as necessary).

He wrote Atlantic Starr's 1986 hit "If Your Heart Isn't In It" and songs for Smokey Robinson, Jeffrey Osborne, George Benson and Diana Ross.

After collaborating on numerous albums for other artists, he recorded his first solo album Sooner or Later, seventeen years after leaving the Average White Band (AWB), which he released on his own record label, Sulphuric Records.

Apart from playing with his own group, the Hamish Stuart Band, and with his fellow Glaswegian guitarist and friend Jim Mullen, Stuart currently produces Gordon Haskell and the Swedish singer-songwriter, Meja.

He had recorded a couple of singles with his first band, the Dream Police, before he was invited to join the recently formed AWB in June 1972.

In 2006, Stuart toured with Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band as bassist. He again joined Starr for the 2008 tour.

In 2007 he produced and appeared as a guest vocalist on the album 'All About the Music' by The AllStars Collective


* Real Live (2001)
* jimjam (2000)
* Sooner or Later (1999)


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