John Cummings (musician)

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John Cummings
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Background information
Birth name John Cummings
Origin Glasgow, Scotland
Genres Post-rock
Instrumental rock
Occupation(s) Musician, record producer, songwriter
Instruments Guitar
Years active 1995 – present
Labels Chemikal Underground
Matador
Play It Again Sam
Rock Action
Associated acts Mogwai
Website http://www.mogwai.co.uk/

John Cummings is a Scottish musician and record producer, best known for being a member of Glaswegian band Mogwai,[1] mostly playing guitar, as well as programming, keyboards and vocals.

Career[edit]

Mogwai[edit]

Main article: Mogwai

After forming and playing a few gigs in 1995 as a three-piece, Mogwai enlisted John Cummings on guitar. Though he mostly contributes guitar to the band, Cummings has also sung on the song "Boring Machines Disturbs Sleep", from 2003's Happy Songs for Happy People.

The Reindeer Section[edit]

Cummings was briefly a member of indie rock supergroup, The Reindeer Section, contributing guitar to the first album.

Other[edit]

Cummings produced Part Chimp's albums Chart Pimp and I Am Come, the Errors EP How Clean is your Acid House?, The Magnificents album Year of Explorers, Trout's Norma Jean EP and Street Horrrsing by Fuck Buttons.

He also contributed guitar to The Zephyrs' 2004 album, A Year to the Day.

Equipment[edit]

Throughout his time in Mogwai, Cummings has mainly used various models of the Fender Telecaster Custom and Gibson SG, often using irregular tunings.

Effects pedals[edit]

  • Boss OS-2 Overdrive/Distortion (2)
  • Boss ODB-3 Bass Overdrive
  • Boss TR-2 Tremolo
  • Boss TU-2 Chromatic Tuner
  • Electro-Harmonix HOG (2)
  • Electro-Harmonix Holy Stain
  • Electro-Harmonix Stereo Memory Man With Hazarai
  • Jim Dunlop Uni-Vibe
  • MXR Carbon Copy Delay
  • MXR Kerry King 10 Band EQ (2)
  • T-Rex Dr Swamp Distortion/Overdrive

References[edit]

  1. ^ Strong, Martin Charles (2003-10-31). The great indie discography. Canongate U.S. pp. 12–. ISBN 978-1-84195-335-9. Retrieved 1 August 2011.