Roy Marchbank is notorious for his insane electric guitar technique in the underground world. He was, and still is, very much sought after, not only for his technical ability, but because he plays from the heart. Roy studied at Scotland's Perth Music College and upon finishing, taught guitar privately in Edinburgh. He left soon afterwards for Dublin to play with the group "Bohinta". While in Ireland, Roy played guitar in the pit band for theatre shows such as "Jesus Christ Superstar", "Godspell", and "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" . Roy subsequently left Ireland to play with Scottish band "The Iron Horse" touring & recording internationally for almost four years. During this time he recorded guitar for Aine Furey's debut album "Sweetest Summer Rain", "The Iron Horse" for BBC Radio Scotland and participated in a cultural exchange program with the Uzbekistan twenty piece chamber orchestra "Sogdiana" - thanks to the British Council.full interview
When The Iron Horse split in search of there own solo careers, Roy returned to Dublin to record an EP with "Invisible Boss". Roy currently resides in Barcelona and has just completed his first solo album. Roy sat down with Sea of Tranquility's Mike Blackburn to discuss the past, present and future with the long awaited release of his first instrumental masterpiece, Widowmakers Highway.
Roy Marchbank & chamber orchestra Sogdiana
The first few minutes of the British Council promo video for The Iron Horse "Scotland" & 20 piece chamber orchestra Sogdiana "Uzbekistan" cultural exchange program.Background music "The Faithhealer" from The Iron Horse Demons & Lovers CD
Roy Marchbank with The Iron Horse & Sogdiana promo video
Last part of 3 all rehearsed & recorded in under 20 minutes The Shamrock bar Barcelona
Roy Marchbank & VALERIANO Part 3