The basics

Born December 1956Married to Julie (see left) 1980Two lovely sons and two grandsons.Formerly proprietor of an electrical and plumbing contracting business.Moved to the TRNC 2011.Interests outside music, boating, fishing, walking and generally relaxing!!

A brief history

I consider myself a singer first and player second. I was a chorister until sixteen, where I benefitted from formal vocal training and development. As I grew older I joined a couple of bands as a singer and bass player. I have played with a mixture of successful blues, rock, cabaret and country bands. I played at the 9th British Country Music Festival at Wembley and have appeared on the same bill as many pro bands including Marmalade and the Hollies.‚Ä®Over the years I have played with Derek and the Dynamo’s, The Rocking Aces and The Projectors, all quality rock/blues bands, plus premiere country bands Cactus County and Rawhide. I also spent two years with a top Shadows tribute band. I have worked with two bands here in Cyprus, Crossroads and Route 66.

Cyprus

Prior to moving to Cyprus I diversified from bass playing to six string guitar thus enabling me to perform solo. I have been working as a musician here in Cyprus for five years and have moved on from simply playing acoustically to playing with a full system and backing tracks. I have always been a staunch supporter of truly live music but have recently come to accept that backing tracks have their place, especially in the small venues we have in Cyprus.