I was weened on the music of the ‘Everly Brothers’, ‘Bob Dylan’ and the ‘Beatles’, before swiftly moving on to those 70’s classics, ‘America’ and ‘Crosby, Stills Nash & Young’.   From there I graduated towards the very clever and classy sounds of ‘Squeeze’ and ‘Tom Petty’, finally turning almost full circle back to the earthy and folky style of ‘John Hiatt’ and ‘Richard Thompson’.  Quite a ride.

BORN:

Southampton, England, UK – 1954

LIVING:

N.Lincs, UK, after 15 years spent in N.W.France

FIRST MUSICAL MEMORY:

Lonnie Donegan – “Rock Island Line” – ’59

FIRST ALBUM BOUGHT:

(Jul, ’70) CSN&Y – ‘Déja-Vu’

Most Influential Decade:

’65 – ’74

Favourite Band(s):

The Band, Tom Petty, Beatles, Crowded House, Jethro Tull, Audience, Toad the Wet Sprocket

Favourite guitarist(s):

Peter Green, Jimi Hendrix, Bert Jansch & John Renbourn, Django Reinhardt, John Martyn, Richard Thompson

Favourite Musician(s):

John Cale, Stevie Wonder, Hoagy Carmichael, Ian Anderson, Glenn Tilbrook, Brian Wilson

Favourite Lead Singer(s):

Frank Sinatra, Otis Redding, James Taylor, Sandy Denny, Barbra Streisand, Neil Young, Neil Finn, Bonnie Raitt, John Lennon

Favourite album(s):

‘Tumbleweed Connection’, ‘Blood On The Tracks’, ‘Rubber Soul’, ‘Pet Sounds’, ‘Some Fantastic Place’, ‘Ridiculous’

Favourite Song Writer(s):

Bob Dylan, Chris Difford / Glenn Tilbrook, Johnny Mercer, Hoagy Carmichael, Carole King, Randy Newman, John Cale, John Hiatt, Burt Bacharach / Hal David, Beatles, Brian Wilson, Neil & Tim Finn

Favourite Songs:

1)”Like A Rolling Stone”, 2)”One For My Baby (And One More For The Road)”, 3)”God Only Knows”, 4)”Wichita Lineman”, 5)”Sail Away”, 6)”(You Make Me Feel Like A) Natural Woman”, 7)”In My Life”, 8)”I Can’t Make You Love Me”, 9)”Heaven Knows”, 10)”Don’t Dream It’s Over”

Most influential artist(s):

Bob Dylan, Beatles, Carole King, James Taylor, Glenn Tilbrook, Francis Cabrel

Favourite City:

Paris

Favourite Food:

Cheese on Toast

I’m still a keen student of crafting melody with lyric. I’m a ‘tunesmith’, with a preference for others to perform my work.  My recorded tracks are here to serve as my ‘market store’ – my means of promotion to Music Publishers, or Artists searching for new material.