Stuart MacLeod (musician)
|Birth name||Stuart MacLeod|
|Also known as||Stu MacLeod|
|Born||10 April 1977|
|Occupations||musician, singer, songwriter, guitarist|
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Stuart MacLeod (born 10 April 1977) from Scottish/English heritage is the guitarist and backup singer of the Australian band Eskimo Joe. He lives in South Fremantle, Western Australia. When he was seven he lived next door to Kavyen Temperley and they have been best friends for years. Temperley and MacLeod both attended John Curtin Senior High School. MacLeod then went onto to study Engineering/Commerce at the University of Western Australia. In 1997 Temperley, who was in a band, Freud's Pillow, started jamming with MacLeod as a side-project. MacLeod having co-written several Freud's Pillow songs. They 'auditioned' a few drummers before settling on Joel Quartermain, who was actually a guitarist Freud's Pillow, but had mentioned he played drums, so he tried out and they concluded he was more musical than any other drummers they had auditioned. They then entered the band, Eskimo Joe, into the Australian National Campus Band Competition. The first heat in August 1997 was Eskimo Joe's first performance, they went on to win the state final and then the national competition, the reward being a chance to play at the Livid Festival together with a recording session in Sydney.
Stuart currently uses various Fender Telecaster guitars, a black Yamaha AES1500B guitar and has used Fender, Vox, and now currently uses Hiwatt and Badcat amplifers.
Current Effects Pedals
- Boss TU-2 Chromatic Tuner
- Ibanez TS-808 Tube Screamer (Analog.Man modified)
- Boss GE-7 Graphic Equalizer
- Line 6 DL4 Delay Modeler
- Boss RV-5 Digital Reverb
- Cooper Philosopher Awesomeness pedal (series IV with Gumby mod)
- Gordon, Bob (2002). "Eskimo Joe's New Clothes". Rolling Stone Australia. Retrieved 26 May 2011.
- Murphy, Lauren (28 October 2008). "Interview with Eskimo Joe". entertainment.ie. Retrieved 28 April 2009.
- Layton, Chrissy (2005-11-07). "19th ARIA Award highlights". AusNotebook. Retrieved 2009-04-28.
- Hanna, Jay (2009-04-25). "Eskimo Joe's Middle East influence for Inshalla". Sunday Mail. Retrieved 2009-04-28.
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