Electrobuddha comprises of Scottish solo musician Mark Hamilton McCaffer whose music has been described by a leading Scottish national as 'The Stones meets The Beta Band with Hendrix and James Brown on decks! If McCaffer can recreate this live, it'll be one helluva gig!'
Welcome to the Electrobuddha homepage! Here you can find out all about Mark's musical journey, listen to music, download songs and check out recent videos. Most of all, enjoy your time on here and please go to my band facebook page and click like for regular updates. Just go to the facebook link page on the left hand side.
LATEST NEWS... FREE DOWNLOAD!! Just completed a new song around about December '16 which is a tribute to my late parents and talks about dealing with life and death experiences. It is a hopeful song now that the grieving process is over. You can hear that here and it is called Eternal Light. It is also a free download from this page...
Other leading tracks ...
Finally collated my collection album! 35 tracks for a mere 10 quid! Please head over and download it! Just click below...
Electrobuddha is the brainchild of Mark McCaffer. It started as a live rock band in March 2012 when Mark was aided by a grant via Business Gateway to found his self-employed idea of a band. It is hard to put a label on who Electrobuddha sound like, but perhaps you can hear Primal Scream, The Stones and Kula Shaker in there. One Glasgow newspaper described Mark's first DIY album as 'The Rolling Stones meets The Beta band with Hendrix and James Brown on decks' After recording their debut album called 'Evolution' Electrobuddha received good airplay on leading Scottish disc jockey Jim Gellatly's radio show. Mark racked up a number of shows in Glasgow with band in tow and they always went down well at gigs and were enthusiastically received.
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Song 'Intentions To Fly' has recently been sent out to some local and international radio stations, and hoping to get some airplay from that one. 'She's Electric!' just won best rock and pop song for January 2017 with the Akademia radio awards in the United States!
Right now, I have started writing for my next album and look forward to uploading material when it becomes available. Live gigs taking a little backseat at the moment as I record new material. May do the odd open mic night so check facebook for that.
ELECTROBUDDHA, A MUSICAL HISTORY... Mark McCaffer started his music interest at the age of five on getting a toy drum kit from his parents for Christmas. By about age of eight Mark took up the accordion and was by then reading music too. Aged 15, the album that changed Mark's life was 'The Crossing' by Scottish rock band Big Country. This album inspired Mark to want an electric guitar and start to write his own material. It wasn't until Mark was about 17 that he could fulfil his dream of owning an electric guitar. With the Guitar Case Chordbook, Mark taught himself some basic chords and started out writing some terrible first songs! By 21 Mark had formed Airdrie band King Liberty and wrote and recorded their own material with that band and played locally in Lanarkshire, Scotland.By 22 years old, Mark was a frontman and rhythm guitarist with Glasgow based grunge outfit - 'Slacker'.They entered a BBC Radio 1 Rock Wars contest and came 3rd in the UK for their track 'Shotgun Saviour'. In 1993, Mark entered Strathclyde University majoring as a vocalist and was taught by the legendary female Scottish vocalist Lorna Brooks. Lorna put Mark in touch with Horse McDonald, and Mark toured with her as a backing vocalist in a tour in winter '96. This tour culminated in a massive gig at the Edinburgh Hogmanay (New Year) Show going out live around the world to approximately 18 million people.
Mark graduated with vocal honours from Strathclyde in 1997 and two years later left for Stockholm , Sweden where he worked for four years as a stagehand / rigger and ground-rigger for Live Nation Sweden. Claims to fame were chief follow spot operator for Anthony Kiedis of the Red Hot Chilli Peppers and a rigger for the U2 Elevation tour. It was in a Solna, Stockholm bedsit that Mark formed the idea of what is now known as Electrobuddha. He managed to successfully fuse dance tracks with rock and bhangra sounds giving the music a quite unique sound. On returning to Scotland in 2003 Mark released 'Bleep, Whirr, Disco!' whereupon acclaimed by Scotland's Daily Record newspaper as 'The Stones meets Hendrix with James Brown on decks!' Since this time Mark has plugged away, brought Electrobuddha to a live environment mainly around Glasgow and now lives in Edinburgh, Scotland where he writes music and exports it to the internet for friends and fans around the world. He is back to being solo at the moment and writes and records his music via a DAW using Sony Acid 10 programming