Band Members
"current first team squad"

Ted Christopher


Ted was born and brought up within the triangle formed by Stirling Castle, The Wallace Monument and the Field of Bannockburn – three of Scotland's most historic sites. It is hardly a surprise therefore that he comes over through his music as a very patriotic Scot. He does point out , however, that he has a love for people of all nations, even the English. After all, England has the best neighbours in the world.

He bought his first drum kit from money saved from his paper round and from the sale of a Moulton bike (remember them?) which he won for being Scottish Paperboy of The Year.

Although his mum was not keen on a kit coming in to the house his hard of hearing dad was very supportive. Until it arrived – “I thought you said a trumpet !”

Played extensively throughout the seventies with pop and rock bands (home was a transit on the A9) learning guitar and bass from the musicians he played with and starting to amass his HUGE repertoire. In 1980 joined Biggles, a function band, that he played with for 25 years. Along side that formed “Yetanother tonto” a rock band which recorded 1990 Scottish World Cup song “The Lion Roars” (England captain Terry Butcher played drums)..

The keyboard player in Tonto was Graham Whitelaw, The Scribbler, who has inspired www.thescribblerspicnic.com

In 1996 Ted recorded a re-written version of Bob Dylan's "Knocking on Heaven's Door" with a band of musicians from Dunblane and a choir of Dunblane School kids. It was recorded at Abbey Road and featured Mark Knopfler on guitar. This was Dunblane's reaction to the horrific killing of sixteen of our primary one kids and their teacher and the wounding of many more. It was more than a tribute - it was a protest song, alongside the Snowdrop Anti-Gun campaign it played a significant part in forcing the improvement of gun legislation in the UK.

The song went straight to Number 1 in Great Britain, it raised more than half a million pounds for children's charities, but just as importantly it enabled a lot of kids and their families to smile again for the first time in many months.

As well as Bannockburn commitments Ted is in high demand as a solo artist, also performing with a selection of friends when a band is required! See the tour schedule!

Adrian Robertson (The Undertaker)

Bass guitar, vocals and ginger pubes.

A fellow resident in the sprawling metropolis of Dunblane, Adrian is the new boy in the band. Not the first time we've played together though as he joined me on recordings as far back as 1994.

Rab Sherman (The Bus Driver)


Extremely visual and entertaining drummer who knows everybody in the world (or seems to). He can talk for Scotland which is fair enough as, apparently, in his other guise as a civil engineer, he built most of it.


Jock the Box

Accordion, vocals

tree cutting and arm wrestling. Likes a wee cup of tea. Plays with Stevie in Box of Bananas.


Stevie Gillies

Guitar, bass, bazouki, pipes , vocals

(Star of Doctor Finlay's Casebook and fellow author) Plays wi Jock in The Bananas. Likes a wee cup of tea and a scone. Stevie was in the first ever Bannockburn line up at Bellahouston Park in 1998



Johnny Mackinnon

keyboards (both musical and computer), vocals

A fine player from the Peoples' Republic of Campbeltown. Recorded with me for many years. "Live At Lanark" cd was a duo gig with Johnny.



Other squad members include(d):

Davy Sinclair
Gregor Lowrey


Along with Kenny Donaldson (below) Davy works extensively on the corporate and function circuits as The Craigendarloch Ceilidh Band (link to www.darloch.co.uk ). Both of them , along with Rab and I, made up the original touring line up which played so often in Azerbaijan and Dubai.





and fishing rod (as seen in "Monarch of The Glen"). SERIOUSLY HOT curry addict (as seen in Indian restuarants worldwide). www.gregorlowery.co.uk

Kenny Donaldson
Jeremy Atkinson

Former member of The Govan Spoonful (whit a brilliant name!), Kenny is one of the few accordion players who play standing up - many have difficulty in standing after the first hour due to "box players technique".

Note: "box players technique"- the art of swallying a dram without missing a note .



Gavin Clark
Jim Dawson




Lee Agnew
Dave Cantwell


Lee was  the first drummer with Bannockburn. Now plays with a wee band from Dunfermline called Nazareth.



Pete Goodsir
Sandy Brechin


and gurning instructor



Bob Turner
Santa Ian Wallace



and Scottish Texting Champion. ("in case you are interested, the next one's in D") Bob has got lost in many of the world's best known cities and airports.www.ceilidhminogue.co.uk




Scott Arnott
John McAvoy





Billy Ferguson
Kevin McLean



The great highland bagpipe The wee lowland pipe Bodhran


Bill Strang
Andy McLean



keyboards, vocals



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