About Me

Coming from the North East I had a hard earned apprenticeship from performing in the local working men’s clubs soon after leaving school. Prior to working solo, I’ve played with many original and cover bands including a year with Billy Lewis’ Drifters, also too many pop, funk, rock and blues bands to mention,  as well as duos, trios and numerous "dep" gigs (standing in).  Playing live is what I enjoy most as it is what I've always done.  The challenge of a new audience and venue is still as always burning within me, and since working alone I enjoy keeping the music fresh by constantly changing my set (drawing from a large repertoire) to what feels right in that particular moment.

From picking up the guitar at the age of 11, little else has dominated my life other than music.  Playing music is still my love and passion.  It has steered me far and wide where I’ve had many great times and made lasting friendships around the world and country for which I’m so thankful.

My time working in so many different countries and situations has gained me invaluable experience and confidence in my work.  It naturally led me in the direction of performing at weddings, as this is where I feel all of this experience is fully utilised.  I enjoy the big occasions and the fulfillment of a happy bride & groom. (see testimonials)

With my vast performing experience, I can provide quality professional entertainment to suit all music lovers supported by the best sound equipment (lights also available) to ensure a great night / day for any occasion.  Check the events calender and I hope you can catch a gig sometime in the near future.

(check out my list of songs)

Key Gigs:

SINGAPORE: session gig with "Truth Band"

ANDORRA: 3 winter seasons in Arinsal in hotels & bars

AUSTRIA:    5 winter seasons as resident house musician
4*Hotel Strass, Mayrhofen
Performing 5 -6 nights per week for up to 300 people
2 ½ hours a night

SPAIN: 3 summer seasons in Irish bars.

AMSTERDAM CRUISES: 4 Cruises on DFDS.

OMAN: The inter-continental deluxe hotel in Muscat with The Drifters.

ISRAEL: Playing with North East rock band Alexanders Palace at 5* Royal beach hotel Eilat.

Qualifications:

Higher National Diploma in Jazz Popular and Commercial Music  (2yrs)
Btec National Diploma in Performing Arts  (2yrs)
City and Guilds 7307 Teaching qualification.

I studied music from leaving school as it was and still is my main interest and passion. The HND opened my mind to new ideas and music understanding and appreciation. It was a great course to progress from.

Gig list

 

9pm Start unless stated

 

 

Demo Tracks

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