A Master of Theology degree doesn't necessarily prepare you for life as a musician (then again...) but after university Fraser moved to London attracted by the vibrant folk scene. He won the Slough Arts Folk Competition which got him a gig on the main stage at the world famous Cambridge Folk Festival and within a couple of years was resident at The Shakespeare's Head in Carnaby St and making a name for himself. Then Punk arrived.
Fraser could have stayed and fought it out (after all, he'd studied music at "the Doc Watson school of sight reading along with Dave Pegg , Ralph McTell and Simon Nicol") but instead, set his sights on Denmark, Germany and Holland, becoming a familiar and well-loved guest at folk clubs, concert halls and festivals; at the same time he landed an increasing number of film and TV parts on shows like The Bill.
His songs cover the whole gamut of human experience and are delivered with flair, wit, compassion and serious musical ability on guitar and banjo. Essentially a serious songwriter who has been known to raise more than the occasional eyebrow, glass, roof, chuckle and consciousness, he treats his own material with the same conviction that he brings to music from the Scottish tradition, believing both music forms to be inter-related and complementary.
To the tours of Germany, Holland, Denmark have been added Sweden, Finland, the Middle East, Canada and the Canary Islands, as well as the Cambridge and Edinburgh festivals. When he was invited to be Fairport Convention's special guest on their mammoth 30th anniversary tour of Britain, Fraser's reputation as being one of Scotland's furthest travelled and best loved musical ambassadors was confirmed. The tour remains a highlight - "Puredeadbrilliant'" as Fraser was once heard to remark.