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Bil Fulton

Bil Fulton

Bil Fulton is best described as a contemporary jazz/blues guitarist who is well known on the Edinburgh music scene.



Bil Fulton 

Bil Fulton is best described as a contemporary jazz/blues guitarist, but, having said that, let's not attach any more labels to a style that is highly individual and defies any musical slot.

While he studied at Edinburgh University, he divided his time between corresponding with the Architecture Department from a drawing board somewhere along the Strumpet Strutters Boardwalk, and, in a few well known city hostelries, demonstrating the art of smoking alto Peterson with musical accompaniment on either piano or guitar. He was eventually released from University with fourth class honours which, although denying any classification in the respectable void of the Civil Service, enabled him to work freelance in the Architectural field. He has furthermore been able to reconcile this with music through a transiting Saturn, and may the transit be a happy one.

He has played in Edinburgh clubs for a number of years, longer in fact than he cares to admit, managing to maintain a respectable low profile in places of high renown and vice versa, and he is consequently well known on the Edinburgh scene. Between gigs he has often contemplated sitting the Associated Board Grade Eleven Examination in performers' Rock ‘n' Roll guitar, and no doubt it is partly because the Board haven't as yet considered setting one, that he has taken instead to gallivanting the northern parts of Scotland demonstrating the techniques of Mickey Baker around such places as Thurso, Inversneckie and Achiltibuie, that Timbuktu of Wester Ross.

His main influences in music include Davy Graham, Dmitri Shostakovich, and Jan Motshagen, probably but not necessarily in that order, and although (it is rumoured) he has been heard before lunchtime playing children's music badly, he is quite capable mid-afternoon onwards most days of playing music in a concise and accomplished style, embracing such forms as blues, jazz, bossa, and a variety of half-way-to-ragtime.