Originally from Dunblane in Perthshire, Duncan, influenced by a musical family, took up the piano at the age of 5. Taking double bass lessons from the age of 12, he progressed through regional orchestras whilst, at the same time, playing bass guitar in bands covering music like the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Pink Floyd and The Police. Duncan graduated from University of Strathclyde in 2001 with a BA (Hons) in Applied Music.
In huge demand as a producer and session musician, Duncan has featured on over 60 albums most recently recording for Craig Armstrong (composer ‘Moulin Rouge’ and ‘Romeo and Juliet’) while his production work includes Treacherous Orchestra, The Shee, Lori Watson and Rule Of Three, Breabach, Ross Ainslie, Box Club and Maeve MacKinnon.
Recent musical endeavours have included touring with songstress and folk darling Kate Rusby; Mary Chapin Carenter’s “Songs from the Movies” UK tour, alongside legendary drummer Peter Erskine, and conducted by Vince Mendoza; and touring his own composition and album, “Infinite Reflections” commissioned for the Celtic Connections “New Voices” series.
Infinite Reflections, Duncan’s début album is available to buy direct from Duncan’s website – www.duncanlyall.com