I was born on the 5th April 1951 and grew up
in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire. I attended local
schools and from an early age showed a natural
aptitude for music.
During my adolescence this talent was recognised
and was encouraged and developed by inspirational
music teachers. My vocal talent was particularly
acknowledged and I was put to good use as the
choir leader, in performances of various operatic
productions in schools and in musical productions
at the Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham.
I have been and indeed still am, involved in
performing as a member of folk/rock bands both
county and nationwide, since discovering my
particular love for the instrument guitar. I
currently perform regularly as part of a well
known local duo. I have entertained audiences
at the Abby Mill, Tewkesbury and at Sudbury
Castle, Winchcombe playing medieval style music.
I am adept at playing acoustic and electric
guitars, both six and twelve strings, and have
played the mandolin and banjo. To accompany
myself whilst playing, I have also acquired
the skill of harmonica- though this has been
I have supported folk/rock bands as a session
musician in recording studios and know that
there is a feeling of achievement when recording
CD’s tapes or records because as well
as plying your own part the music has to come
together and be identified as a product of the
band. To that end certain flexibility in an
artist is required.
Having recently returned from playing two functions
in Germany, one of which was held at the British
Consulate in Hamburg, I have decided that the
time has come for me to pass on a little of
my musical experience for the benefit of others.