Iain James Armour
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Iain James Armour
|Also known as||Fox Amoore|
|Born||26 August 1984|
|Genres||Soundtrack, Orchestral, New Age|
Iain James Armour, better known as Fox Amoore, is a Scottish pianist and composer.
In addition to performing and recording albums, he has composed and recorded music for video game soundtracks, including working with SuperVillain Studios for their production of Order Up! for Nintendo Wii.
When asked why he chose this career path, he replied with "Music just has a good emotional impact. It’s like a language to me, a form of expression."
When Armour was four years old, he discovered a love for playing the piano. Mostly self-taught, with some private lessons, he started playing professionally at the age of fourteen at the Craws Nest Hotel in Anstruther, Scotland. For six years he was an integral part of the resident band there, performing multiple times each week.
He continued his education in music studying at Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where he received an award for highest honors. In 2006, Armour obtained a BA in Popular Music Performance at University of the Highlands and Islands Perth.
Though he discovered the piano at a young age at his grandparents house, he is the first amongst his family to show such desire and passion for music. He credits his parents and family for their never ending support throughout the years helping him reach his goals.
Armour was the resident pianist at Gleneagles Hotel in Scotland for many years before he began touring throughout the United Kingdom and the United States. He was also the entertainment director and resident cocktail pianist for the Queen's Hotel, Bridge of Allan, Scotland. He first began touring in Europe with The Getback Band (a Paul McCartney Beatles Tribute Band). He currently performs with McDonald's Farm in the UK and with Foxes and Peppers in the US. He is an active performer during International Beatle Week in Liverpool and has raised thousands of dollars for charitable organizations in the United States and other countries.
2 November 2017 WDIV Channel 4 Click On Detroit
3 November 2017 WJBK Fox 2 Detroit
4 November 2017 WXYZ ABC 7 Detroit
|The Spirit of the Wolf||2004||Self|
|The Ballad of Midnight||2007||Self|
|Come Find Me||2014||Self; featuring: Alexander James Adams, Nicola Kinsman, Travis Ratledge, Amadhia Albee, Neil Humphrey, Simon Rhodes, English Chamber Orchestra|
|We Will Be||2015||Self; featuring: Ned Wilkinson, Ashley Serena, Nicola Kinsman, Travis Ratledge|
|The Dreamcatcher||2017||Self; featuring: , Tim Russ, Jared Clark, Nicola Kinsman, Ned Wilkinson, Joe Bisbey, Neil Humphrey, Simon Rhodes, Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, Opus 32 Choir, Eclipse Choir|
|Bitter Lake Legends of Valanor||2012||Self, Nicola Kinsman, Ashley Serena|
|Keepers of the Light||2016||Self, Travis Ratledge, Jared Clark, Joe Jones|
|The Skies of Astar||2017||Self|
|Someone Like You (Adele Cover)||2011||Self, Travis Ratledge|
|Fire Killer||2012||Self, Travis Ratledge|
|Somebody That I Used To Know (Gotye Cover)||2012||Self, Travis Ratledge, Jenny Lane|
|Hashtag||2016||Self, Jared Clark, Nicola Kinsman, Ned Wilkinson, Arthur Rossi|
|Spread Thy Wings||2018||Self, Jared Clark, Mark Wakeham, Ned Wilkinson, Alice Kane Wolf|
|Ron Ron Forever More||2015||Self, Nicola Kinsman|
|Order Up!||2008||Nintendo Wii|
Armour completed the recording of his third studio album and second collaboration with Jared Clark on September 5 at Ocean Way Studios in Nashville. Through the generous support of friends and listeners, crowdfunding for this project was extremely successful. Spread Thy Wings is due to release December 2018 and features a choir and orchestra from Nashville Music Scoring.
Armour and Clark are working on a collaborative holiday album, also due to release in December 2018.
Armour has performed worldwide with many of the artists he has recorded with. He has also performed during Beatle Week in Liverpool with Mark Hudson, Micky Dolenz, Laurence Juber, and Steve Holley.
|Juilliard||New York, NY||2005|
|David L. Lawrence Convention Center||Pittsburgh, PA||2013–2018|
|SeaTac Hilton||Seattle, WA||2013, 2015|
|Intercontinental Dallas||Addison, TX||2014–2018|
|Doubletree by Hilton at Seaworld Orlando||Orlando, FL||2015–2018|
|Dulles Regency Hyatt||Herndon, VA||2015–2017|
|Grand Sierra Resort||Reno, NV||2015–2018|
|Hyatt Regency O’hare||Rosemont, IL||2015–2018|
|San Jose Convention Center||San Jose, CA||2015–2018|
|Marriott Marquis Atlanta||Atlanta, GA||2016|
|Sheraton Detroit Novi||Novi, MI||2016–2018|
|Edward Hotel and Convention Center||Dearborn, MI||2017|
|Indianapolis Marriott East||Indianapolis, IN||2017|
|Whispering Woods Hotel and Convention Center||Olive Branch, MS||2017–2018|
|Kalahari Resort||Wisconsin Dells, WI||2017|
|Radisson Hotel Cromwell||Cromwell, CT||2017|
|Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center||Detroit, MI||2017–2018|
|Renaissance Seattle||Seattle, WA||2017–2018|
|Scottsdale Resort||Scottsdale, AZ||2017|
|Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield||Brookfield, WI||2017–2019|
|Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel||Portland, OR||2017|
|Carnegie Hall||Dunfermline, Scotland||2005|
|Albert Hall||London, UK||2011|
|Birmingham Hilton Metropole||Birmingham, UK||2015|
|Cavern Club||Liverpool, UK||2005–2016, 2018|
|St George's Hall, Liverpool||Liverpool, UK||2016|
|Adelphi Ballroom||Liverpool, UK||2005–2016|
|Other International Locations|
|Estrel Hotel||Berlin, Germany||2012–2018|
|Outrigger Hotel||Queensland, Australia||2013–2014, 2019|
|Sofievsky Posad||Kiev, Ukraine||2016|
|Lee's Palace||Toronto, ON, Canada||2017–2018|
Abbey Road Albums
Come Find Me
Armour's first recording at Abbey Road Studios became possible by a crowdfunding project. Fans gave their support to make this happen for him and a total of US$28,000 (equivalent to $30,116 in 2018) was raised. Combined with artists Alexander James Adams, Nicola Kinsman, Travis Ratledge, Amadhia Albee, Neil Humphrey, and the English Chamber Orchestra, the album was recorded. Come Find Me was composed by himself and recorded and mixed by Grammy Award winner Simon Rhodes. To date over 5,000 CD, digital, and vinyl copies have been sold worldwide.
Armour's second recording at Abbey Road Studios was also a crowdfunding project. Fans gave their support and a total of US$31,100 was raised. The increased support from fans allowed this album to have the 70 piece City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, Opus 32 Choir, and Eclipse Choir record for the album. He once again composed this album and performed on it along with fellow artists Jared Clark, Nicola Kinsman, Ned Wilkinson, Joe Bisbey, and Neil Humphrey. This album was also recorded and mixed by Grammy Award winner Simon Rhodes. The promotional launch video was shot by EZWolf on location in Scotland and Los Angeles featuring Tim Russ as a voice actor and the wolves of Project Wildsong. The Dreamcatcher was released on 30 June 2017 with a live concert in the Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom at the David L. Lawerence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, PA.
- Fox Amoore at Abbey Road Studios - A documentary by EZwolf. 2014-02-23. Retrieved 2017-04-18.
- "McDonalds Farm". Retrieved 2017-04-18.
- @LeesPalaceTO (2017-03-22). "Tonight! Xephyr, Pepper Coyote, and Fox Amoore! $8 at the door, doors at 8PM!" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
- "Fox Amoore's Biography". Retrieved 2017-04-18.
- "The GetBack Band". Archived from the original on 2014-06-20. Retrieved 2017-04-18.
- "Biography". Retrieved 2017-04-18.
- "Fox Amoore & Pepper Coyote". Retrieved 2017-04-18.
- "Youmacon Anime and gaming convention comes to Detroit". Retrieved 2017-11-02.
- "WJBK 11-03-2017 Fox & Pepper". Retrieved 2017-11-03.
- "Youmacon 2017 underway in downtown Detroit this weekend". Archived from the original on 2017-11-04. Retrieved 2017-11-04.
- "Fox Amoore - Come Find Me". Retrieved 2017-04-18.
- "Come Find Me - Fox Amoore". Retrieved 2017-04-18.
- "Neil Humphrey Discography". Retrieved 2017-04-18.
- "Come Find Me CD". Retrieved 2017-04-18.
- ""COME FIND ME" • ABBEY ROAD". 2014-03-10. Retrieved 2017-04-18.
- "Rhubarb the Bear Discography". Retrieved 2017-04-18.
- "We Will Be - Fox Amoore". 2015-10-04. Retrieved 2017-04-18.
- Dreamcatcher - The Making Of... 2016-11-06. Retrieved 2017-04-18.
- @peppercoyote (2017-02-10). "My current view" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
- "Ned Wilkinson". 2017-02-10. Retrieved 2017-04-18.
- @FoxAmoore (2017-02-20). "Mixing The Dreamcatcher at @AbbeyRoad with the legendary (and smartly dressed) Simon Rhodes!" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
- "The Dreamcatcher - Official Demo". 2017-03-20. Retrieved 2017-04-18.
- "Eclipse Choir recording at Abbey Road Studios for Fox Amoore". 2017-02-11. Retrieved 2017-04-18.
- "Bitter Lake (Video 2011) - Full Cast & Crew". Retrieved 2017-04-18.
- "Keepers of the Light". Retrieved 2017-04-18.
- Someone Like You (Adele Cover). 2011-10-21. Retrieved 2017-04-18.
- Somebody That I Used to Know - Gotye Orchestral Cover. 2012-04-16. Retrieved 2017-04-18.
- "#Hashtag". 2016-08-25. Retrieved 2017-04-18.
- RIP RonRon April 16, 2008 - April 6, 2016. 2016-04-06. Retrieved 2017-04-18.
- "Soul Locus". Retrieved 2017-04-18.
- "Major\Minor". Retrieved 2017-04-18.
- "Steam Greenlight :: Lupinball". Retrieved 2017-04-18.
- "Unlucky Seven on Steam". Retrieved 2017-04-18.
- "Spread Thy Wings". Retrieved September 18, 2018.
- "Mcdonalds Farm". 2016-09-12. Retrieved 2017-04-18.
- @FoxAmoore (2016-08-30). "ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCKED: MEET A MONKEE. (Still staying a fox though.) Mr. Mickey Dolenz, Mark Hudson and yours truly!" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
- AC2016 Fox Amoore & Pepper Coyote - #HASHTAG. 2016-07-10. Retrieved 2017-04-18.
- "Furry Fiesta 2015". Retrieved 2017-04-18.
- BLFC 2016 Foxes & Peppers. 2016-05-13. Retrieved 2017-04-18.
- "Fox Amoore's schedule". Retrieved 2017-04-18.
- "Midwest Media Expo". Retrieved 2017-04-18.
- "The Cavern Club Live Lounge". Retrieved 2017-09-18.
- "Come Find Me - The Journey to Abbey Road". 2013-09-08. Retrieved 2017-04-18.
- "Simon Rhodes - Awards". Retrieved 2017-04-18.
- Fox Amoore's 'The Dreamcatcher'. 2016-09-30. Retrieved 2017-04-18.