Ted Christopher is one of Scotland's finest performers. He is a well travelled and extremely versatile singer songwriter. He is equally at home whether singing heart felt originals to a concert audience, belting out Scottish favourites to the Tartan Army or playing some of his huge pop/rock repertoire to a packed dance floor.
Unphased by any size of audience, he played to 750,000 people on The Mall in Washinton DC. A week later there were 12 in Cowie Miners Welfare. How's that for a quick reality check? and they were both great gigs.
Ted has been involved in the Scottish live music scene since he was fifteen. He is proud to be a native of The Royal and Ancient Burgh of Stirling (Stirling is now a city but he much prefers the previous description of his hometown) and was born and raised a mere claymores length from Stirling Castle and The National Wallace Monument.
Ted performs many solo gigs, sometimes uses a couple of musicians as “The Ted Christopher Band” and of course fronts “Bannockburn”.
Bannockburn, are the group formed by Ted Christopher initially to play for 20,000 of the “Tartan Army” at Bellahouston Park in Glasgow, before Scotland games.
They have gone from strength to strength since then, and are seasoned travellers who go all over the world, playing their wonderful music. Ted chose the name “Bannockburn” as it is a word that instantly gives a sense of pride and identity to all Scots worldwide.
They also play on a regular basis in Azerbaijan where the band has adopted an orphanage in Baku. In that country they are jokingly referred to as the Caledonian Society's resident band. Ted and fiddler Davie Sinclair have been awarded honorary membership of The Baku Caledonian Society. All booking enquiries for both Ted Christopher and Bannockburn Here
The band can play all types of music and are very experienced at straightforward ceilidhs and weddings.
This fantastic song was written by Ted Christopher for the funeral we gave William Wallace in London in 2005. Wallace never had a funeral so 1000 Scots went to London to give him one, and bring his spirit back to Scotland. This is a magnificent song and means a lot to many people at home and abroad.