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Fraser Speirs

About Fraser Speirs


In a career spanning almost forty years Fraser Speirs name has become synonymous with diatonic harmonica playing of the highest quality. Based in Glasgow, Scotland, he has built an enviable reputation for professionalism in the recording studio, in radio and television, and live on stage, appearing over the years with performers as diverse as Alexis Korner, Homesick James, Marion Montgomery, Tam White, Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson, John Herald, and contemporary artists such as Carol Laula, Rab Noakes, John Wright, Hans Theesink, Eddi Reader, James Grant, Paolo Nutini and Carol Kidd.
Working at Glasgow's "Maryland" Club in the late nineteen sixties and early seventies, he gained invaluable experience performing with 'Champion' Jack Dupree, 'Big Boy' Arthur Crudup, Muddy Waters and many more. Joined local blues band 'Stumble' with 'Midge' Ure and played occasionally with Hamish Imlach and Matt McGinn at folk clubs around the central belt of Scotland. Hundreds of album credits and extensive radio, television and film session work reinforced by festival appearances supporting Eric Bibb, Buddy Guy, Van Morrison, James Taylor and Al Green among others and tours with the Blues Cruisers have defined for audiences his status as an artist of the highest quality.