Brandon McPhee The Story So Far …..

Every now and then a rare talent emerges that stands head and shoulders above their peers.

In the accordion world in his time that person was Jimmy Shand. In this generation it is Brandon McPhee.

Not only has Brandon got that magic touch on the accordion his velvet tones has lead him to front his own Country Music Band, The Brandon McPhee Experience.

How it all began

It is just over 11 years since Brandon McPhee ventured his first notes on the button Box at his grandad’s Donald’s knee. A good listener and keen pupil, he was soon playing “The Dark Island” competently, a waltz which remains one of his favourites and globally most requested tunes.

Within a year of taking up the Button Accordion Brandon had begun his collection of competition trophies, beginning at the 2007 Caithness Music Festival and followed by a variety of junior, then senior national successes, culminating in winning the All Scotland Senior Traditional Accordion Solo Championship in 2014. Since then Brandon has focussed on developing his recording and stage-show career.

A decade on…

A decade from his first few notes, Brandon has achieved phenomenal success both as a Champion Accordionist and made his mark on the country music scene. He has worked with the cream of the country music world from Daniel O’Donnell and Philomena Begley to Foster & Allen .    He has toured all over the UK and Ireland – leading not just one band, but two! The Brandon McPhee Scottish Band and The Brandon McPhee Country Band both feature highly regarded and successful musicians who have many years of experience in the music industry. It says a great deal that Brandon is surrounded by such talented (and dare one say, mature) artists.

Brandon has a growing catalogue of both Traditional Scottish and Country Music Albums (Pan Record label).  His cover of the Billy Ray Cyrus song “Stand” reached No.22 in the European Country Music Chart.

Presenter & Showbiz Personality

His dedication to the entertainment world and work ethic has also led him into broadcasting and he hosts his own TV show ‘The Brandon McPhee Hour’ on The Keep It Country Channel –  Sky Channel 376, Freesat 516 or Regional Freeview 87.


Brandon’s personality an experience has lead to numerous appearances on TV & Radio across the globe which has brought with it a large and growing international following. Over 80,000 people have listened to “The Dark Island” on Youtube.com while “The Flying Scotsman” set has been viewed by over 36,000. A competition set (High Level Hornpipe, Jean’s Reel, President Garfield) has topped that with over 307,500 views and nearly 8,500 shares on Facebook (Dec. 2016)

Special Guest

He has performed privately for Prince Charles and at The Scottish Parliament.

A Flying Scotsman

A Flying Scotsman, you may think, but Brandon’s success has been well-earned. Such is his dedication he rehearses at least 5 hours daily (that’s over 200,000 hours of practice so far – and counting!) His goal – simply, to entertain and to be the best he can be.  The Brandon McPhee Experience will be coming to town, catch up with him at a Venue near your.


Awards are now rolling in as the industry acknowledges the voice that Brandon has introduced to an ever competitive Country Music Scene.  Brandon McPhee winner of Hot Country TV Authentic Tribute Award for the Jimmy Shand Story.