Duncan Mackay (musician)

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Duncan Mackay
Born (1950-07-26) 26 July 1950 (age 70)
Leeds, Yorkshire, England
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter
InstrumentsVocals, keyboards, trumpet
Years active1960s–present
Associated actsSteve Harley & Cockney Rebel,[1] Colosseum II, 10cc, Alan Parsons Project, Kate Bush

Duncan Mackay (born 26 July 1950)[2] is a British composer, singer, arranger, and keyboard player who has recorded eight solo albums as well as collaborations. He was born in Leeds, Yorkshire, England.

He played with Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel from 1975 to 1977 and 10cc from 1978 to 1981, and also played on Kate Bush's first three albums, The Kick Inside, Lionheart (both 1978) and Never for Ever (1980), as well as Camel's 1981 album Nude, and Budgie's 1982 album Deliver Us from Evil. In the early 1980s, he was briefly considered for the keyboard player position in Yes.[3]

In 2004, he completed an album with South African singer/composer Greg McEwan-Kocovaos, The First Time. This indie album received its first airplay on Radio Caroline by the veteran UK DJ Martin Turner and was reviewed by the official 10cc fan site.

Mackay's daughter Fawn James is the granddaughter of Paul Raymond. [4]



Chimera (1974)

  • Recorded at Gallo Recording Studios, April 1974
  • Remixed at Pye Studios
  • Arranger, producer – Duncan Mackay
  • Artwork: Norman Catherine
  • Artwork [Calligraphy]: Anne Marie Mackay
  • Artwork [Cover Typography]: Roy Clucas
  • Composed by Duncan Mackay
  • Engineer: Peter Thuiaites
  • Photography by Rod Lazarus
  • Tape Op: Steve Prestage
  • Musicians:
    • Duncan Mackay – vocals, piano, electric piano, synthesizer
    • Gordon Mackay – violin, electric piano, piano
    • Mike Gray – drums

Score (1977)

  • Produced by John Wetton
  • Executive producer: Duncan Mackay
  • Recording engineer: Ray Hendriksen
  • Mixing engineer: Dennis Weinreich
  • Recorded and mixed at Scorpio Studios, London August - September 1976
  • Musicians:
    • Duncan Mackay – Yamaha grand piano, Hammond B3, Clavinet D6, Wurlitzer 200, Roland Sequencer, ARP 2600, ARP 2800, ARP 2701, ARP2100 ARP 2200
    • Steve Harley – vocals on "Time Is No Healer"
    • John Wetton – vocals (except for "Time Is No Healer")
    • Clive Chaman – Fender Precision Bass
    • Andrew McCulloch – drums & percussion
    • Mel Collins – flute on "Time Is No Healer"
    • Wilf Gibson – orchestra arrangements
    • Yvonne Keeley – vocal effects

Visa (1980)

  • Distributed by WEA Records Ltd.
  • Published by Heath Levy Music Co. Ltd.
  • Engineer: Duncan Mackay
  • Producer: Duncan Mackay
  • Written by Duncan Mackay
  • Recorded and Mixed at Duncan MacKay's private studio on Allen & Heath Studio equipment during August 1980.

The New Explorers (1988)

Forward Vision (1988)

Russell Grant's Zodiac (1990)

A Picture Of Sound (2017) (1993)

The Bletchley Park Project (2017) (with Georg Voros)

Kintsugi (2019)

Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel
The Alan Parsons Project
Kate Bush
with Greg McEwan Kocovaos
  • The First Time (2004)
Fluance feat. Duncan Mackay
  • Lunacy (2020)


  1. ^ Strong, Martin C. (2000). The Great Rock Discography (5th ed.). Edinburgh: Mojo Books. pp. 424–425. ISBN 1-84195-017-3.
  2. ^ "The Best Years of Our Lives Tour Programme - Page Ten". myweb.tiscali.co.uk. Retrieved 5 July 2016.
  3. ^ Yes: "90125 Was A New Beginning For Us, Not Just Another Chapter", Malcolm Dome, Loudersound, 7 November 2016
  4. ^ https://www.standard.co.uk/news/fawn-22-set-to-take-control-of-raymond-empire-6615657.html

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