I was born in Wallsend just before England last won the World Cup. The first time music became inspiring was listening to Frankie Valli and his Everest pitched notes in Sherry Baby on my Mam's record player. As I did not want to scratch the record, I would wait until all the songs had finished until Sherry Baby came around, typically the last track on the record.
I would perform in school plays and sneak into my Mam and Dad's club to have a go on the piano and drums, but never got into the swing as I was too busy causing mayhem for my parents.
I purchased my first guitar at age 16, a Westbury standard electric and promptly placed it under my bed as a dust cover for the carpet for several years with the odd exposure to sunlight when inspiration came along in the likes of The Jam, The Smiths, Secret Affair and Everything But The Girl.
I decided, without testing, to buy a cheap Fender acoustic guitar that was like trying to fret an ocean liner tug rope onto a railway line. So that went into the wardrobe and then sold at a boot sale.
So there I was, like so many, wanting to play guitar then one of my best friends, Michael Hogg, became a cancer victim and died more quickly than the time it takes to come into this world. Devastated, I sought solace and bought a decent Yamaha acoustic and started to get lessons and improve with the regret of all the time I had wasted.
Fast forward to today and here we are with a website, an album due out and gigs starting to be added. Inspiration revolves around people and the traumas of life especially the struggles over my daughter in the biased family courts.
Musical inspiration comes from various corners such as Paul Weller, Oasis, The Icicle Works, Stone Roses, Stereophonics, Everything But The Girl and many more.
Enjoy the site and I hope to see you soon.