Ewan McIntosh is a bassist, composer, arranger, and musical director. His performances, compositions and arrangements cover a broad cross-section of the music business from original albums, cover performances for weddings and award ceremonies, and session recordings for signed artists.
Having come from a musical family with his father having played both rock and classical guitar and sister being a vocalist and pianist, Ewan was initially taught the drums from the age of 7 by Bill Kemp, of Average White Band, giving him a solid understanding and appreciation of rhythm, laying the perfect foundations for picking up the bass guitar at the age of 11. At the age of 16 Ewan won a talent contest held by Chalmers MacKay Music School in Aberdeenshire. Ewan went on to obtain his Advanced Higher in Music in secondary school, and then completed an HNC in Music Performance at Aberdeen College where he won a Scottish Gold medal for the FE Skills Challenge in 2005. Following this, Ewan worked with the director of The Lemon Tree, a well-known music venue and studio in Aberdeen who coordinated his collaboration with accomplished producer Tim Shoben. Between 2005 and 2007 Ewan sessioned as a music and songwriter for The Lemon Tree. Since then he has worked with various musicians and producers and has toured in Scotland, England and The Netherlands.
Following his passion for music, Ewan moved to London where he achieved a BMus Hons in Contemporary Music Performance at Tech Music School, of West London during which time he networked and connected with many key people throughout the music industry in both the UK and internationally. On leaving university Ewan has been part of setting up an extremely successful function band business, called The Supreme Collective, with a reputation for being extremely professional and tight, creating brilliant party atmosphere wherever they go.
Ewan's passion for soul, funk, RnB, jazz, reggae and pop music has led him to perform music all across the UK from 1999, including all the local haunts of London. Ewan's session work involves playing the bass guitar and doing backing vocals for signed artists, and for various original and cover bands that he works with. Along with composing, arranging, rehearsing, recording and performing, Ewan also teaches bass guitar in London and over Skype.
Over the past year Ewan has been composing music for sync publishing. Currently his music is held with multiple publishers in the UK. This project is something Ewan continually works on, and aims to produce a few EPs a year to put forward for publishing.
Below are some of the projects that Ewan has been involved in recently.
Recorded with pop sensation Emeli Sande on 'The Main Stage' album which was produced and performed at The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen. Amber Wilson of Bombay Bicycle Club was on this album too.
Bassist for Sasy Mankan, a signed Persian artist known as "one of Iran's best-known underground rap singers". Sasy Mankan and the band will be touring the UK from October this year (2016), and will be touring in the USA in 2017.
Toured with Edge Michael, international reggae artist and nephew of Peter Tosh, for his UK ‘Legalize It’ tour, including locations such as Notting Hill Carnival, St. Moritz Club, The Cellars, and One Love Festival.
Bassist for The Plastic Sturgeons, all-star London-based band including Steve Swindlles keys player to Hawkwind and Hawklords, Dale Davis MD and bassist for the late Amy Winehouse, Guy Pratt session bassist to Pink Floyd, Adam Bushell session drummer to Jason Derulo, Pat Garvey drummer of The Prototypes, Kofi Kari Kari session percussionist to Jamiroquai, Michael Crevier session drummer to Chaka Khan and Rita Marley.
Session bassist for UG-LY, alternative pop artist in London.
Collaborated with Gary ‘Mudbone’ Cooper, of Parliament Funkadelic and Bootsy's Rubberband.
Recorded bass lines and backing vocals for ‘Three Cherries Red’, an original blues band fronted by singer / songwriter Colin Pollock.
Composed and recorded bass lines and toured with X Factor 2015 contestant Katie Coleman, pop soul singer / songwriter managed by MaDa Music Entertainment Ltd.
Composed, arranged and recorded bass lines for Maddy Carty, ska singer / songwriter, signed to Right Recording.
Arranges and directs Velvet Diamond, a jazzy-soul function band vocally led by The Voice contestant Najwa Ezzaher.
Arranges and directs The Supreme Collective, a 2-10 piece funk, pop, rock and soul function band managed by Bamboo Music Management Ltd.
Toured with Sean Seraphim, London-based alternative pop singer / songwriter.
Toured, composed and recorded bass lines for Olos, London hip-rock band managed by Freeport Entertainment.
Toured with D’Lys, London-based ambient RnB singer / songwriter, now known as Echoes.