Seeing the Fab 4 as an impressionable 10-year-old in my seaside hometown near Liverpool, was easily the most powerful early influence to my music.
Also, the intoxicating sounds that filled our house when my step-sister and her hip friend sang and played, and later on tearing up church halls with my band's blistering blues and rock, idolizing Hendrix and Clapton, catapulted me out of my humdrum British existence and into my adolescent rebelliousness.
For years I made a living as an engineer until mid-life when I realized how spiritually dead I felt. I went back to school and followed my dream to create 'live' music in therapeutic settings, where I experienced the transformational power of music every day.
So how does this relate to my music?
I love the great outdoors and in Ontario, Canada there's a magical place called Prince Edward County that draws me back with its rural pace and sand dunes, reminding me of my seaside roots.
Following one visit, I was inspired to write 'The County', the first release from a set of new songs launching monthly.
My music is how I express my gratitude for the simple things in life. The genres I write in span between rock and children's songs, with blues, indie, and pop in between.
I like to think that my work is mostly uplifting and inspiring, exploring the full range of human emotions, so don't be surprised to find songs with more uppity vibes as well.
Enjoy the music and message me- I'll keep this page updated as new releases arrive.