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.
Live at Jagz, Ascot, 2014
Photo courtesy of David Sell