PEI born singer-songwriter Scott MacKay has just released his second album with BC’s Leeroy Stagger, titled Twin.
“The album has dualistic elements to it. I wanted an album that reflects the duality of myself. The light and the dark. Me as a whole rather than a part.”
Scott’s twin Ben Mackay has a strong voice on this album, singing all the male harmonies. Their two voices play on the relationship between light and dark.
Twin was recorded, mixed and produced at Rebeltone Ranch (Lethbridge, AB) by Leeroy Stagger and mastered by John Greenham at Infrasonic Mastering (Los Angeles, CA). Lucette’s vocals are recorded by Jesse Northey of Jesse Northey Productions (Edmonton, AB), keboards are played and recorded at Hammond Ave Studio (Vancouver, BC) by Simon Kendall. Scott MacKay provides vocals, acoustic guitar and banjo. Other vocals are sung by Ben MacKay, Lucette and Karla Adolphe. Musicians on the CD are Leeroy Stagger (acoustic guitar), Kyle Harmon (drums), Tyson Maiko (bass), Matthew Robinson (electric guitar), Ben Comeau (electric guitars), Adrian Dolan (fiddle, mandolin), Simon Kendall (keyboards). Photography is by Michael Tan of Diane + Mike Photography. Graphic design is by Michael Hepher of Clawhammer Press. Songwriting is by Scott MacKay, with co-writes by Emilee Sorrey and Rosanne Baker Thornley, and a song by Fred Sterling Phillips.
Scott has been a finalist in the International Songwriting Competition Semi Finalist, Calgary CBC Searchlight, Calgary Folk Festival Songwriting Competition, PEI Song Search and Aspiring Canadian Writer’s Contest.
CDs are available at www.scottmackay.ca, Back Alley Music and from iTunes.