PROFILE:

Claymore’s reputation as outstanding entertainers has led them to perform at many local and international festivals, they have performed in New York, Scotland, France at the" Festival Interceltique", the largest Celtic festival in the world many times, New Zealand, Sydney, Melbourne, Launceston Tasmania, National Celtic Festival, Port Fairy Folk Festival, QueensCliff Music Festival, Big Blues Day Out, Perth International Arts Festival, Brunswick Music Festival and many more. The band has played many live radio and television performances in Australia and overseas.


With a mixture of traditional Scottish and Irish music and modern self penned celtic rock the band represents the best of new age Folk Music. Through a diverse and unique mix of sound’s featuring guitar, mandolin, fiddle, military snare, the highland bagpipes and even a didgeridoo, it is little wonder Claymore are one of Australia’s most popular festival acts. A not to be missed extravaganza.

guitarWILLIAM HUTTON

- lead vocals, guitar and bohdrahn.

Born in Scotland , is the founding member of Claymore. The band has gone through many line-up changes since its conception in 1976; (William swears he started as a young child, honest!), William has remained the driving force of the band. He has performed extensively throughout Australia and internationally. Watch out for his antics as Claymore's outrageous front man.

 

 

guitarGRANT SCROGGIE

- highland bagpipes, guitar, tin whistle and bohdrahn

Born in Melbourne , Australia , is one of the finest pipers in Australia, if not the World, today. Grant evolved from the Australian Pipe Band scene to join Claymore on the Celtic circuit. He is a multi-skilled musician who masters the guitar, bagpipes and bohdrahn.

 

 

 

guitarMICHAEL DOYLE

- guitar, mandolin, fiddle, bohdrahn, and backup vocals

Born in Melbourne , Australia , is one of the finest lead guitarists in the music world. Michael's accomplishments include a long playing career with Colleen Hewitt and a hit single "Winner" with the 80's rock group, Atlantis. Michael is equally at home on the mandolin and is a very accomplished singer.

 

 

 

guitarLINDSAY HODGSON

- bass guitar, Didgeridoo and backing vocals

Born in Melbourne , Australia , Lindsay's accolades include a successful career with The Sole Twisters and The Rattling Sabers, who wrote Pat Benatar's smash hit, "All Fired Up". He is a master of the bass guitar and drives Claymore's Celtic heart beat.

 

 

 

guitarCRAIG SCROGGIE

- drums & percussion. A student of Mauro Perez (age 8).

Craig’s diverse study of percussion developed a wealth of knowledge in Rock, Jazz, Latin, Pipe and Military bands. As a performer & teacher he has received world wide recognition for his unique skills & style. Craig has performed locally & internationally for more than 20 yrs, with top places in Australian & World Drumming Championships.

 

 

guitarMICK MILLS

- drums.

Born in the Philippines and raised in Canberra , Australia , Mick was invited to fill in on drums for Craig while injured and has been with Claymore for more than six years now! He gained his fame in Australia as the Powerhouse drummer with, ” Paris Calling” and has a style and a class all his own. Once Claymore heard him they knew he was right for the band and couldn’t let him go.