GREGOR BORLAND'S fiddling heritage is definitely impressive a student of two legends of the Scottish fiddle, Donald Riddell and Hector MacAndrew and 8 times Scottish Fiddle Champion Gregor now teaches the same style of fiddle to students all over the world and passes on the legacy to many who seek it.
His pedigree as a professional fiddle player is undeniable, having toured all over the world with various high profile musicians and bands from a young age, but he's also equally at home on bass guitar or mandolin.
The vast experience Greg has gained in music has given him a greater understanding of musical production and arrangements and he consequently
takes on the role of producer and arranger for Other Roads.
DAVE WALMISLEY was born on a tobacco farm in Zimbabwe, moving to the UK at the age of 17, but still holds dear his African roots. He is well known on the UK folk scene of his association with the band 'Risky Business' who disbanded in 2004 but who still get together to play some gigs when occasion demands it.
He was delighted to be asked to join Other Roads and continue his real love of 'getting out there' and playing music!
A talented multi instrumentalist, singer and songwriter, he adds his own touch of class to the band's arrangements and has a great ear for harmonies as well as taking the occasional lead vocal. Dave's wonderful on-stage humour has made him a very popular member of the band since his introduction
PETE ABBOTT is a highly regarded and respected singer/songwriter & guitarist.
Pete is the driving force behind the band and leads from the front, bringing to the performances his own relaxed and confident style.
Whilst being a seasoned solo artiste, his sheer enjoyment of sharing the stage with two great musicians and friends is there for all to see, and that enjoyment is transmitted to the audience in abundance. The emphasis of Pete's performances is always on 'entertainment', ensuring that the band not only deliver high class musicianship but also a 'good time' for their audience.
His own seemingly effortless performance is captivating
Ken Nicol is a guitarist, singer, songwriter and producer from Preston, in England. His music covers the spectrum from blues to rock, and effortlessly takes in folk, jazz, ragtime, ballads and more along the way.
Ken was a member of the legendary Albion Band from 1997 until September 2001 when he left in order to spend more time on other projects. In December 2002, he successfully joined forces with Steeleye Span, working with the band for eight years, most recently on their 2009 40th Anniversary Tour, visiting the USA and Australia. During his time with Steeleye he recorded four albums with the band: 'They Called Her Babylon', 'Winter', 'Bloody Men' and 'Cogs, Wheels and Lovers'. Ken left the band in 2010.
As well as making and producing music, Ken has also worked with guitar makers Fylde guitars to develop the Ken Nicol Signature guitar. Beautifully constructed from cedar and rosewood, its incredible sound led to Acoustic Magazine giving this guitar an unprecedented 99% rating.