When I was a young boy I washed cars with a mate and found myself with money burning a hole in my pocket. I lusted after a Phillips cassette player but my cousin playing the guitar at a family Christmas had aroused my interest. I asked Dad what to do.
“Buy a guitar and you’ll always have friends,” he answered.
My cousin showed me my first fingerpicking patterns and I learned classical guitar at school before branching off into rock - much to the chagrin of my guitar teacher!
After playing the London pub circuit in the late ’70’s I moved to Paris and busked for three years in France, Germany and Switzerland. Back in London I played working mens’ clubs till I got breaks - composing the Battersea Power Station Suite and joining Mammoth with John McCoy.
I moved into sessions and played live with Bill Hurley and Fullmoon and Killer Queen. I produced Mich Gerber’s first album and joined the Gilbert ‘o’ Sullivan Band.
I moved back to Europe and worked with the mezzo-soprano Simona Mango. A long term dream was fulfilled when I started Harissa Boudoir Orchestra with Leonardo Angelini. We cross Russian ballet with rock, jazz, and Arabic beats and work with a beautiful belly dancer.
I’m now living outside Malaga with Miss Mango, three dogs, and a cat.
I’m working on videos for my best tracks and playing in Paradise Blues Duo with Nick Graham.
If I manage to get up early enough I squeeze in two hours on my third book.
Life is busy! I love living in Andalucia and feel inspired to create music and try and spread a little happiness in these puzzling days we're living through.