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Hamish Stuart

Part of the following line-ups • Backing band 1991-1993Backing band 1989-1990
Born:
Oct 08, 1949

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From Wikipedia:

James Hamish Stuart (born 8 October 1949, Glasgow, Scotland) is a guitarist, bassist, singer, composer and record producer.

Stuart attended Wellington College, where he joined Tony Wade and Mark Waters in 1963 to form a “college” band. At the time he played drums.

He recorded a couple of singles with his first band, the Dream Police, before he was invited to join the recently formed Average White Band (AWB) in June 1972.

A member of AWB from 1972 to 1982, he went on to work with Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan and David Sanborn.

He wrote Atlantic Starr’s 1986 hit “If Your Heart Isn’t in It” and songs for Smokey Robinson, Jeffrey Osborne, George Benson and Diana Ross.

Stuart joined Paul McCartney’s band (where he switched between guitar and bass as necessary with McCartney) for McCartney’s 1989 comeback album, Flowers in the Dirt, and appearing on several other albums and McCartney’s world tours of 1989 and 1993.

After collaborating on numerous albums for other artists, he recorded his first solo album, Sooner or Later, in 1999, 17 years after leaving the Average White Band, which he released on his own record label, Sulphuric Records.

Apart from playing with his own group, the Hamish Stuart Band, and with his fellow Glaswegian guitarist and friend Jim Mullen, Stuart has also produced Gordon Haskell and the Swedish singer-songwriter Meja.

In 2006, Stuart toured as the bass player with Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band. He joined Starr again for a 2008 tour, where he performed “Pick Up The Pieces” and “Work to Do“. He once again toured with the band in 2019 playing “Pick Up the Pieces“, “Work to Do”, and “Cut the Cake“.

Hamish Stuart is a really good soul singer and because he’s in the group and he’s a writer, it was a natural thing to suggest, ‘why don’t we try to write together?’ […] We wrote a couple. I think our voices blend amazingly well together when we sing harmonies.

Paul McCartney, Movin’ On home video, 1993

Hamish is a really good soul singer. I think our voices blend amazingly well together when we sing harmonies. He’s also a really good guitar player, so if I’m ever looking for some rhythm guitar parts he’s the obvious person to give them to. He used to play a lot of the rhythm riffs in the Average White Band. And again, he’s really keen, he’s always up for whatever you’re doing. He’s good to work with and he’s a good friend. 

Paul McCartney, Club Sandwich, 1993

Last updated on June 19, 2019

Songs written or co-written by Hamish Stuart



Is It Raining In London

Unreleased song


Keep Coming Back To Love

Officially appears on C'Mon People


Party Party

Officially appears on Party Party


The First Stone

Officially appears on This One


Together

Officially appears on Tripping The Live Fantastic

Albums, EPs & Singles by Hamish Stuart contributed to


Deliverance (The Steve Anderson Mixes)

By Paul McCartney • 12" Single

Contribution: Backing vocals • 1 songs


Water from the Wells of Home

By Johnny Cash • Official album

Contribution: Guitar • 1 songs


Flowers In The Dirt

By Paul McCartney • Official album

Contribution: Bass, Acoustic guitar, Vocals, Electric guitar, Backing vocals, Tambourine, Harmonies, Guitars, Percussion • 11 songs


This One

By Paul McCartney • CD Single

Contribution: Vocals, Electric guitar, Backing vocals, Guitars, Acoustic guitar • 2 songs


My Brave Face

By Paul McCartney • CD Single

Contribution: Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar, Harmonies, Rhythm guitar, Backing vocals, Synthesizer, Slide guitar • 2 songs


Figure Of Eight

By Paul McCartney • CD Single

Contribution: Electric guitar • 1 songs


Party Party

By Paul McCartney • CD Single

Contribution: Bass • 1 songs


My Brave Face

By Paul McCartney • 7" Single

Contribution: Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar, Harmonies, Rhythm guitar, Backing vocals, Synthesizer, Slide guitar • 2 songs


This One

By Paul McCartney • 7" Single

Contribution: Acoustic guitar, Vocals, Electric guitar, Backing vocals, Guitars • 2 songs



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