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All members of the Frazer Mitchell Jazz Trio are experienced professional musicians who have each spent years honing their craft. Below are the Biographies of the members of the Trio- Piano, Bass and Drums. In addition, the band also regularly work with a variety of very talented vocalists. Please see our Videos page to view more on this....
Frazer Mitchell- Piano
Frazer has been playing Piano since around the age of 10. He graduated in 2012 with a BA(HONS) degree in Music Performance from Abertay University. Whilst studying for his degree he took a particular interest in Jazz and took great interest in the techniques of Jazz Pianists such as Oscar Peterson, Errol Garner and Dave Brubeck. Indeed, these musical influences have a great bearing on Frazer's playing. In addition, he is well versed in playing at corporate functions and weddings, both as a soloist and as a band member. As a result of this he is very familiar with many venues throughout Scotland. When he isn't playing, Frazer runs a successful Private teaching practice.
Thornton Goldie- Bass guitar and Upright Bass
Thornton has many years experience in the gig circuit. The type of events Thornton has played at has ranged from rock festivals to corporate functions to weddings. In addition, through performing with multiple bands he is extremely adapt at playing contrasting styles of music. Indeed, the intricacy in his playing is clearly evident through the warmth of the bass lines in the bands' music.
Ruairidh Saunders- Drums
Ruairidh started drumming at
the age of 7, and continued doing so as a hobby throughout primary school and
high school. He graduated
at Perth College UHI with a first-class Honours degree in Popular Music.
He has performed alongside many established musicians including worldwide session drummer superstar JP Bouvet, esteemed jazz vocalist Stephen Duffy and collaborated with artists including former Sugababes/The Wanted drummer Richard Kass.
He has performed in some of the UK's biggest venues including the O2 Arena in London, the Caird Hall in Dundee and both the Playhouse and Usher Hall in Edinburgh.He has guested at the Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival, playing alongside esteemed jazz saxophonist Konrad Wiszniewski and has participated in critically acclaimed UK tours, as well as televised events including the Scottish Children's Book Awards. He has performed for HRH Prince Charles, as well as over 400 other guests at the Scottish Businesses in the Community Award Ceremony in the National Museum of Scotland.