BAFTA-nominated composer and songwriter FRANCIS MACDONALD drums with Teenage Fanclub and has worked with a range of artists in different capacities including Laura Cantrell, Julie Fowlis, Camera Obscura, Edwyn Collins, Ian McCulloch, Belle & Sebastian, Alex Chilton, Dan Penn and Max Richter.
His songs and music have appeared in the comedy features “Wedding Daze”, “Zemanovaload”, “Wide Open Spaces” and the TV shows “Starlings” (Sky Arts), two series of “Finding Scotland’s Real Heroes” (STV,) the three-part documentary series “Commonwealth City” (BBC One) and new 8=part series "On Weir's Way With David Hayman" (STV)
“Francis quickly grasped the ever changing edit, and created music that not only brought scenes alive, but unified the series…a truly talented composer”
STEPHEN BENNETT, Producer-Director, BBC
“Francis did a magnificent job at encapsulating the essence of the series in the music he composed for us. A pleasure to work with, I can't wait to hear what he comes up with next!”
RUTH SANGSTER, Series Producer, STV
“His music was excellent. I was amazed how fast he was.”
PHIL PEEL, Writer-Director, Phil Peel Productions
"Francis was really great to work with. He is my go to guy for music now. "
COLIN ROSS SMITH, Writer-Director, Foghorn Films
"Always professional and the soundtrack is always inspired and of the highest quality."
SEAN WILKIE, Writer-Director, Quarantine Films
"Francis was easy and efficient to work with. I'm looking forward to working with him again!"
GORDON HOWIE, Animator
“Frank was patient, easy to work with, and dedicated to producing an excellent standard.”
CHARLIE FRANCIS, Director “Cloud 9”
"Francis is a fantastic collaborator. He is a talented musician who knows exactly how to help you tell your story through his composition.”
MARC BIEDUL, Director “Sewing Solutions”