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I am based in North London , Muswell Hill . I have a home studio set up , where I can record with professional quality . We use Neuman mics and Universal Audio interface into Logic Audio . For electric guitar I have various electric and acoustic guitars , amps and pedals that give me a lot of different sound

About Ally

Ally Mcerlaine is best known as the notable lead guitarist and composer in the multi million selling Scottish band Texas …

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Growing up in Glasgow in the eighties Ally had gained celebrity amongst his peers as a guitarist in demand and at 17 , along with a young Sharleen Spiteri and Johnny Mcelhone formed the ever successful group Texas . Texas first album Southside heavily featured Ally’s bluesy atmospheric slide guitar which influenced a whole genre of Americana music in the UK and saw him hailed as “the nations classiest guitarist “ in Guitarist Magazine . Outside of the constant touring and album making that Texas bring , In recent years Ally has also toured and guested on many a project with friends and musicians as diverse as Rufus Wainwright , Sheryl Crow , John Mellancamp , Steve Earle , Boy George , Mick Jagger , Jack Savoretti , Dave Stewart , Wu Tan Clan , 10cc , Tom Jones amongst many others . In 2005 Ally and his wife Shelly Poole a very successful songwriter formed the heavily synched indie Americana band Red Sky July . All self written and produced they have released 4 albums each entering the Official Country Charts in the top 3 , have played 5 headline tours around the country and also won the Nordoff Robbins Inspiration Award in 2016 . Deciding to take a little break from constant touring , in the last few years Ally has written and produced the Eno inspired ambient soundtrack for the Official TriYoga film , also composed music for a Luc Besson drama and is currently working on music for a feature film directed by Jono Mcleod called My Old School , with his wife Shelly Poole . Ally also released a guitar collection called Callisto built from the layered swells and ambient textures inspired by the TriYoga composition . The album has been highly praised in the music press and is just the start of many other personal musical endeavours for Ally

UK No1 Albums with Texas including ‘White on Blonde’ & ‘Greatest Hits’
10 UK Top Ten Singles including ‘Say What You Want’, ‘Black Eyed Boy’ & ‘Summer Son’
4 Indie Americana Albums with Red Sky July entering Official Country Charts in Top3
Hailed as “the nations classiest guitarist “ in Guitarist Magazine
Composed music for a Luc Besson drama and currently working on a feature film score with wife Shelly Poole
Released ‘Callisto’ guitar collection album highly acclaimed in the music press
Ally has also toured and guested with friends and musicians as diverse as Rufus Wainwright, Sheryl Crow, John Mellencamp, Steve Earle, Boy George, Mick Jagger, Jack Savoretti, Dave Stewart, Wu Tan Clan, 10cc & Tom Jones

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