John was the excellent. He was sure to accommodate our needs and was prompt and very professional. His performance was perfect in playing Amazing Grace...his traditional attire, the perfect sound of bagpipes made our service a special memory. I would highly recommend John to those wishing to have a Scottish piper perform the magical sound of bagpipes.
After moving from Scotland to Los Angeles to pursue a music career, John has been lucky enough to be able to be a professional musician for over 16 years.
John has played with various performers such as Korn, The Chieftains, Heart's Nancy Wilson, Members of Guns and Roses, Michael Flatley, Charlotte Church,
The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, and The Tonight Show Band. He has also appeared or played in numerous movies, TV shows and stage comedies including
Oscar-winning Best Picture, Million Dollar Baby, Battleship, Austin Powers 2, Primary Colors,
The Tonight Show, The West Wing, Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Providence, and What About Dick?,
among many others.
John has released five CDs and his music has been heard on over 100 radio stations all over the world.
Bagpipes for all Occasions
I've played at services of all denominations for over 30 years and can guide families on how to best incorporate bagpipes into the service. I always interact well with the funeral and musical directors in churches and other venues. I can sensitively coordinate the needs and concerns between the family and the funeral directors, allowing families to be comforted knowing that their requests are being taken care of. If required, I can also offer a variety of suggestions for every situation including last minute changes.
There's nothing like having pipes at a wedding service and I know how to delicately balance the pipes with the ceremony and still keep the bride at center stage.
Every situation is unique so please feel free to call me
and I can give you some suggestions to enhance
Special Occasions & Parties
The regal touch of bagpipes brings an expensive pageantry to any kind of occasion and will leave people talking
about it for years to come. Having bagpipes at your party is a fun, imaginative and inventive way to entertain
your guests and they will enjoy learning a little something about the history of bagpiping and where the kilt and
accessories come from, too!
Bagpipes have been connected with every major British military campaign and are a fitting tribute to any fallen or
former military troops.
Hire a Professional Bagpiper
You can count on me to be professional, reliable, punctual, and have a great sounding instrument. Call me and we'll
discuss your needs and how I can provide you with the best possible service.