Co-Founder Kenny Smith is the drive and determination behind the band. On guitars and vocals, Kenny’s energetic performances merit the atmospheres that Torridon create with their live sets. After forming the band with pal and former band member Cammy, Kenny has seen his goal of band development take shape very well, driving the band to two consecutive MFR Awards in 2006 & 2007. His role in the rhythm section is complemented by backing vocals, he also is one of the main writers within the band.
Joining in 2016 as the lead singer of the band, James' exceptional solo career and 'indie' voice gives the band a more modern approach and a whole new fresh sound. Coming from Inverness, James 'the waterboy' Mackenzie has settled in fast and we are expecting big things from the young man (yes young, dont let the grey hair fool you!!).
Firm Favourite with the ladies, Kenny Lyall has bolstered the bands rocking ability hugely with his unique punchy drumming style. Since joining the band in 2009, Kenny is the rhythm linchpin that Torridon can boast drives their folk songs. Kenny’s passion for the band to develop ensures that the band writers are kept on their toes and new venues are rocked throughout the country.
Paul 'Pel' Elliott
Pel joined the band in January 2015 as the Lead Guitarist. A highly talented asset to the band, Pel came in with a wealth of experience playing with a number of well known local bands and having performed at some well known venues around. Pel (33) adds that little bit of rock as well as an alternate take on Scottish Dance Music with his incredible riffs.
Glyn ‘Taffy’ Evans joined the band in 2010 adding another unique boost to the band with clever rhythmic bass riffs giving the bands’ “Folk Rock” sound the round punchy finish it requires. Glyn was snapped up by the band after playing many years with various rock cover bands and adds a rocky dimension to the band that has developed their new sound in a very up-beat approach. One of the bands’ jokers, Glyn also sits on the writer’s bench with Kenny.
Joining the band in 2013, Grant Milne is a well accomplished and experienced performer bringing not only Highland Bagpipes, but whistles, Border pipes and backing vocals. Grant's experience and personality is outrageous, and has seen him become known for his rowdy performances and craic endeared at every Torridon event. Grant has also been known to play the Kazoo whilst simultaneously playing the Border pipes in Live performances!
Michael john Macmillan
Joining the band in 2015 Mr Bean aka Michael is an all round accomplished and experienced performer bringing a one man band to Torridon. 'Bean' brings with him Accordion, Keys, lead and backing vocals as well as a back up piper. Michael's experience and personality shines through on stage, and his one liners are sure to either get you up dancing or at very worst have a chuckle. Michael has become well known for dancing in the crowd whilst playing the accordian so ladies (or gents) dont be shy to ask him for a dance!!