Jigsaw Sequence is the pseudonym of Glasgow based electronic artist Richard Tracey.
The name comes from a lyric to an Ultravox song. Richard always liked the lyrics to that specific part of the song and it just sounded right as his artist name. It probably comes as no surprise to discover that Ultravox was Richard’s favorite band when he was growing up. Using something from Ultravox kept Richard in touch with his roots and showed the world at large, just who he is.
Richard is in his late forties, living and working in Scotland. Married with two beautiful daughters, he works full-time and his music is a consuming, passionate hobby.
He has loved music from a very young age. Richard has been a singer for as long as he can remember and started writing lyrics around the age of 16. At that time he had the ideas for accompanying music in his head, but technology hadn’t progressed to the point for him to do anything about it. He has played keyboards over the years. He regularly tinkered with creating little snippets of music, but had, until recently, not done anything with them.
Roughly around 2014 that he thought he was going to do something with all the ideas buzzing about in his head. So he purchased a midi keyboard and Logic for his MacBook Pro. He has been writing music ever since.
Richard joined SongStuff in 2016. He wanted to see if the ideas were worthwhile pursuing and he thought the critique he would receive would help to develop them.
I became a moderator of SongStuff in 2017.