8 October 1949
Jazz, R&B, funk, pop, soul
Musician, composer, record producer
Guitar, bass, vocals
Average White Band, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr
James Hamish Stuart (born 8 October 1949, Glasgow, Scotland) is a guitarist, bassist, singer, composer and record producer.
Biography [ edit ]
Stuart attended Wellington College, where he joined Tony Wade and Mark Waters in 1963 to form a "college" band. At the time he played drums.
He recorded a couple of
singles with his first band, the Dream Police, before he was invited to join the recently formed Average White Band (AWB) in June 1972.
A member of AWB from 1972 to 1982, he went on to work with
Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan and David Sanborn.
Atlantic Starr's 1986 hit "If Your Heart Isn't in It" and songs for Smokey Robinson, Jeffrey Osborne, George Benson and Diana Ross.
Paul McCartney’s band (where he switched between guitar and bass as necessary with McCartney) for McCartney's 1989 comeback album, , and appearing on several other albums and McCartney's Flowers in the Dirt world tours of 1989 and 1993. [1 ]
After collaborating on numerous albums for other artists, he recorded his first solo album,
Sooner or Later, in 1999, 17 years after leaving the Average White Band, which he released on his own record label, Sulphuric Records.
Apart from playing with his own group, the Hamish Stuart Band, and with his fellow Glaswegian guitarist and friend
Jim Mullen, Stuart has also produced Gordon Haskell and the Swedish singer-songwriter Meja.
In 2006, Stuart toured as the bass player with
Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band. He joined Starr again for a 2008 tour, where he performed " Pick Up The Pieces" and " Work to Do". [2 ]
In 2007, he produced and appeared as a guest vocalist on the album
All About the Music, by The AllStars collective.
He is the curator, along with partner Claire Houlihan and friend Tom Sutton-Roberts, of the annual
mOare Music festival, held in the village of Oare, Faversham, Kent.
Discography [ edit ]
With the Average White Band [ edit ]
With Chaka Khan [ edit ]
With Paul McCartney [ edit ]
Other recordings [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
External links [ edit ]