Iain Archer's musical journey began in the mid-1990s when he released two solo albums on the independent label Sticky Music, sharing stages with artists like John Martyn and Nils Lofgren. He later joined Snow Patrol as a guitarist and backing vocalist, co-writing hits like "Run" and "Final Straw." During this period, he also collaborated with Gary Lightbody in The Reindeer Section, a supergroup featuring members of various bands.
After re-emerging as a solo artist in 2004, Archer released critically acclaimed albums like "Flood the Tanks" and "Magnetic North." His most recent solo venture, "To the Pine Roots," was released in 2009.
Archer's influence extends beyond songwriting and production. He co-wrote hits for artists like Jake Bugg and James Bay, earning him Ivor Novello Award nominations and a Grammy nomination. He also created the soundtrack for the documentary "America's Wildest Refuge: Discovering the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge."
Notably, Iain Archer studied on CM’s Music Leader Training course soon after moving to London, adding to his diverse skill set.
Through his multifaceted career, Iain Archer continues to shape the music industry and inspire the next generation of musicians.