They formed after drummer Monty Sneddon heard a CD by vocalist, Lynne McGhie. Finding that Lynne wasn’t playing with anyone at that time, a phone call was made & a meeting arranged for the very same day. After a chat it was decided that Lynne & Monty would like to work together. Monty suggested that he recruit other musicians for the fledgling band & this led to the addition of long time friend Baxter McKellar, on bass & his brother Calum McKellar on guitar. Nicole Williamson was added on backing vocals & the line up was complete.
After a busy 14 months, Nicole made the decision to leave the band to pursue other interests & start a family, leaving the current line-up as a four piece.
Due to the diverse nature of influences present within the band, Juniper Spark are developing a unique sound that is definitely their own. Even so, the music is very much focused on the vocals & through this, a strong sense melody.
Juniper Spark see themselves as trying to bring some originality back into the music scene through well crafted & considered compositions instead of, in their opinion, the plethora of mediocre music that seems to be dominating the air waves at the moment.
Married to the strong melodic sense which the songs posses, they try to use interesting and varied instrumentation & rhythm, to add textures and colours to their songs, enabling them to explore more fully the possibilities each songs posses & help them stay clear of the more obvious, well-worn paths available.
Juniper Spark are:
Lead Vocals & Rhythm Guitar: Lynne McGhie
Lead Guitar: Calum McKellar
Bass Guitar: Baxter McKellar
Drums & Percussion: Monty Sneddon.