Finally collated my collection album! 27 tracks for a mere 12 quid! Just in time for your Christmas so please head over and download it! Here's the link...
Electrobuddha, is sometimes a one man operation or a band set up. It 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 home-made album as
'The Rolling Stones meets The Beta band with Hendrix on decks'
After recording their debut album called 'Evolution' Electrobuddha received four separate air-plays 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.
Enjoy the sounds and thanks for reading and listening, but most of all, download or buy at www.soundcloud.com/electrobuddha-1
and come along to the gigs.
I am always looking for gigs, radio sessions and publicity of sorts so please feel free to contact me at email@example.com
We're on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/electrobuddhaband
Come and give us a like and please share! Thanks, Mark
Been working on mixing some very old tracks and uploading them to soundcloud so please go along there for a listen and you can find them at www.soundcloud.com/electrobuddha-1
'Intentions To Fly' has recently been sent out to some local and international radio stations, and hoping to get some airplay from that one.
Right now I have started writing for my next album and look forward to uploading material when it becomes available. Please have a look around and enjoy the tunes on the jukebox.
May be doing a couple of radio sessions live soon but will keep you all posted!
LISTEN TO SOME OLDER MATERIAL AND DEMOS FOR RECENT ALBUMS AT: https://myspace.com/electrobuddha2/music/songs
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 himeself 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.
In 1993, Mark entered Strathclyde University majoring as a vocalist and 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 groundrigger for Live Nation Sweden. Claims to fame were chief follow spot operator for Anthony Kiedis of the Red Hot Chilli Peppers.
It was in a Solna, Stockholm bedsit that Mark formed what is now known as Electrobuddha. He managed to 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.