About.

I've been singing and writing songs for as long as I can remember! 

But, before and after a time I can remember, I've been bass player, guitarist and vocalist with a number of bands including Plusupport, The Support, Three Plus One, The Penguins, The Big Push, Shaken Not Stirred, Undercover, Who Are You and - currently - The Echo.

Never prolific, I feel I have enough songs to put together my debut album 'Green Triangle' - which is now out on CD and - soon - via download and streaming.

Born in Bromley, my musical life started at the age of 8 years old with a vocal and tennis racket reel-to-reel recording of Don McLean’s American Pie.I couldn’t play the guitar at the time.

Song writing began in my early twenties with Bromley duo Clarion Call - with my best mate Mark Ferris. We made two demos at the BBC’s Broadcasting House.

Moving to Oxfordshire, my song writing continued in between performances with covers bands and a career as a full-time primary school teacher in Reading.  

Developing my own style of folk and pop, a debut album ‘Green Triangle’ came out just before Christmas 2019. A mixture of stories and catchy tunes, ‘Green Triangle’ features local ghost stories (Checkendon’s ‘Green Triangle’ and Ipsden’s ‘Alas, My Brother’); reflections on childhood and parenthood (‘Least Likely To’ and ‘Crossing the Rubicon’); a medieval mystery (‘The Miraculous Beam’); and a celebration of England (‘The English Rain’).

 

Now semi-retired (I left teaching - exhausted – but continue to work for a Wallingford-based music publisher and sing with Reading’s power pop ‘The ECHO’ ), I'm busy working on the Difficult Second Album.

Me at Jaz...solo!.jpg

Live at Jagz, Ascot, 2014

Photo courtesy of David Sell