Scottish guitarist Ross McEwen is an intuitive musician whose instincts and passions are balanced by his versatility and technical dexterity. Born in the Highlands of Scotland and raised on a diet of classic rock music, as well as classical and blues, Ross has been working full steam ahead to achieve a prosperous and notable career in the industry. As well as providing meaningful input with regards to arrangements and song writing, Ross is known to be a 'quick study' when it comes to learning material and he continually is asked to fill in for acts and artists on short notice both live and in the studio. Ross has been fortunate enough to have worked with some of rock's greatest and most enduring names, and shows no sign of slowing down! 

Having worked mainly on a session and 'hired gun' basis for the majority of his career, Ross spent 6 years as guitarist and songwriter for the Scottish rock band ROADWAY. The band released 2 EPs which enjoyed physical sales to 27 countries and radio play in the United States, Europe, Australia, South America and Japan. Ross has worked as principal 2nd guitarist for former Bad Company/Humble Pie guitar player Dave 'Bucket' Colwell since 2013, performing with him in the US, UK and Europe and is featured on his upcoming project 'Buckets Rebel Heart's debut album '20 Good Summers'. Ross co-wrote Colwell's 2014 single 'Whiskeyland' which features in all of his live sets

Ross has worked Live and/or In the studio with:

  • Dave 'Bucket' Colwell (Bad Company / Humble Pie)
  • Y&T
  • Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow / Deep Purple)
  • Brian Howe (Bad Company)
  • Doogie White (Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow / Yngwie Malmsteen / Michael Schenker)
  • Manny Charlton (Nazareth)
  • ROADWAY 
  • Derek St Holmes (Ted Nugent)
  • Clive Edwards (UFO, Wild Horses)
  • Rick Wills (Foreigner / Small Faces / Bad Company / Peter Frampton / Dave Gilmour)
  • Linton Osborne (Nazareth)
  • Harry James (Thunder / Magnum)
  • Bob Henrit (Argent, The Kinks, Don MacLean)
  • Laurence Archer (UFO, Wild Horses)
  • Ronan Kavanagh
  • Christie Connor-Vernal
  • David Boyce (The Quireboys, Samson)
  • Ben Christo (Sisters of Mercy)
  • Mason Hill
  • Adam Barron (The Voice, Mick Ralphs Blues Band)
  • Dave Kiswiney (Ted Nugent / Pat Travers)
  • Brian McFie (The Big Dish / Mariann Faithful)
  • John Verity (Argent)
  • Andy May (Mariann Faithful / Jack Bruce)
  • John Sinclair (Ozzy Osbourne, Uriah Heep)

Has performed in the United Kingdom, United States of America and Europe.


Discography / Videography :

2010 - Count Us In, The Blues Affair (EP) - unreleased 
2010 - Unplugged Radio Session, Doogie White (Live video session)
2011 - ROADWAY, ROADWAY (EP)
2013 - Thrill On Me, ROADWAY (Single + Promotional Video)
2013 - Set in Stone, ROADWAY (EP)
2014 - Whiskeyland, Dave 'Bucket' Colwell (Single)
2015 - Live Sessions 2015, Christie Connor-Vernal (Live video session)
2015 - Acoustic in Glasgow, Joe Lynn Turner (Live video session)
2017 - A Fool's Hope, Jme Redd (Album)
2018 - 20 Good Summers, Rebel Heart (Album)


Education
After gaining an HNC and HND in Music Performance, and a BA (Hons) Degree In Commercial Music, in 2010 at the age of 21 Ross began working as an Associate Lecturer at the University of the West of Scotland, teaching classes in music business, recording / management contracts, negotiation skills and event/tour management, guest lecturing at educational institutions in the United States and working with the likes of Shirley Manson (Garbage) and the late Jon Lord (Deep Purple) on special and unique guest lectures. Ross left UWS to focus on other ventures in 2014 following 4 successful years as one of the country's youngest university lecturers. 

Ross taught / visited in a guest lecturer capacity at the following institutions:
Berklee College of Music - Boston, MA
Middle Tennessee State University - Murfreesboro, TN
Austin Community College - Austin, TX
Musicians Institute - Los Angeles, CA
Northeastern University - Boston, MA
Contemporary Music Centre - Brentwood, TN



“Undoubted Talents!” - Doogie White (Rainbow/Yngwie/Schenker)

“He is a truly gifted player with a hugely generous manner on & off stage. I have enormous fun with switching the set & solos around every night & we have many a guitar duel!!...” - Dave ‘Bucket’ Colwell (Bad Company / Humble Pie)

“A great energy to have around and work with...”- Brian McFie (The Big Dish / Mariann Faithful)

“Great guitar player!!” - Mike Vanderhule (Y&T)

“He rocks!!!” - Ron Keel (KEEL)