Hannah Curteis - General Musicianship
Hannah Curteis, originally from Fife, started playing piano at the age of 7 and soon after began writing her own songs. As a teenager she studied piano, singing and composition at St. Mary's Music School in Edinburgh and then did a degree in music at Kings College, London.
Hannah spent 15 years living in Nicaragua (Central America) where she worked as a translator and interpreter, an investigative journalist and an arts education facilitator.
In her spare time Hannah enjoys writing and performing her own songs and spending quality time with her two cats.
Elisabeth Flett - General Musicianship
Al James - General Musicianship
Al was born and brought up in Edinburgh where he studied Composition with John McLeod and Double Bass with John Steer (Scottish Chamber Orchestra) before moving to Manchester to study Double Bass at the Royal Northern College of Music. Al returned to Scotland to complete a Masters in Music Teaching at Edinburgh University, and over the course of his career has divided his time between playing and teaching in a variety of contexts including; nineteen years as a full time Lecturer at Edinburgh College, working with the backing band for the National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland, and taking part in Edinburgh Festival productions, recording sessions, function bands, Ceilidhs, shows and tours.
Alongside a busy work schedule, Al has a long-stablished Ashtanga Yoga practice and enjoys making time to take part in Kitesurfing, Mountain biking and Hillwalking.