Biography

I am not from a musical background at all although I do have memories of my Grandad playing the accordion. One day in an art class at secondary school my art teacher Mr Barnard played Pink Floyd's Echoes on the record player and it just blew me away, like going on a musical journey, I was very bored of the music of the time and started getting into prog bands in my teens at a time when it was very unfashionable, it was some years years later that I bought a guitar, I took lessons with Alan Pinches at the age of 24, I practised hard, I was a porter in a psychiatric hospital at the time and as the job was mostly hanging around I spent my time practising. I was in an originals band which lasted about three years, some of the music survives in my recordings although often with alterations, we didn't do very many gigs as I recall and my tutor encouraged me to join covers bands and start making a living from music, I took his advice and joined an Elvis tribute band, then a light jazz band, then did some summer seasons on holiday camps, then played in a travelling circus orchestra in Denmark for three seasons, then I was offered a place in the band on a cruise ship, which payed for me to travel the world, I was in the main house band and backed cabaret artists such as Bucks Fizz, Jackie Graham, The Chapman Brothers, Jack Danson, Andrew Browning, Jayne Middleton and Zac Bauman.  I have done just about every type of gig imaginable, in many countries around the world in many styles. Lots of various tribute bands, ABBA, Pink Floyd, Ian Dury and all the usual pub and club gigs just to make a living and indulge my passion for music.  Back in the UK now and returned to my main passion which is being creative and writing my own songs. So far I have released an E.P. "Unknown Artist", with four songs and an album "People And Places', with twelve songs, another album "VOTE" is being recorded, these are available on bandcamp, amazon, iTunes, spotify, apple music, KKbox, deezer and many more, I hope you like them.  I have scrimped and saved to put the album together and pulled in many favours, I got free recording time in exchange for session work at a friends studio, so I am now feature guitarist on many reggae albums, I am quite proud of that.  I have a four piece band together at the moment and as well as solo performances from myself at open mic nights we also play at festivals and anywhere we can get a gig hopefully to get a following to play the bars and venues, for this I would even be willing to relocate to another country. Anyway I hope you like my music, peace love and happiness to you all.