I took lessons with Alan Pinches at the age of 24 and 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 eventually broke up, 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 paid for me to travel the world.
I have done just about every type of gig imaginable, in many countries around the world in many styles.
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. with four songs and an album “People And Places “with twelve songs, I have just released another album of satirical / comedic songs under the band pseudonym of “Bloody Bollocks”, the album is entitled, “Now that’s what I call bollocks”, these are available on bandcamp, amazon, iTunes, spotify, apple music, KKbox, deezer and many more, I hope you like them.
The music is of an eclectic nature like my own musical tastes and I believe this also reflects my own life experiences.
There are music videos available to see on YouTube, but I am having trouble promoting them due to continuous copyright striking from big music corporations.
I am trying other online platforms, and making more videos to go with the songs from “Now that’s what I call bollocks”.
“People and Places” has many different styles ranging from rock to jazz, country and folk.
I want it to feel like a musical journey just like when I heard Echoes by pink Floyd in an art class all those years ago.
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.