I am Manchester born, but now I live in Aberdeenshire with Clare my wife, and a fine collection of animals.
Singing and writing has shadowed me all my life, I have now reached a point where I said to myself ‘get off your backside and do something with it’, and so I’m doing it now. Better late than never!
I started writing songs when I was 17 years old, and like most teenagers I thought I could be a pop star. In my case though, the persistent bombardment of my old man’s country music, drew me to wanting to be the next Waylon Jennings.
Waylon though, didn’t want to give up his position as the top country singer, and Willie Nelson was always too busy to answer my calls, my hopes faded a little.
But that didn’t stop me; I just kept writing my songs and sticking them in a box.
When I was 23yrs old I took myself off to Nashville, (as you do) with a sprinkling of naivety and splash of stupidity I was ready for the big time……and 6 weeks later, when I got home; I was lucky enough to have parents who understood all the complexities that a wanna-be country star has to go through and they gave me back my old job in the Hotel.
So my box of songs ended up following me around from place to place, but 4 months ago after about 24yrs of lying in the forgotten places I finally opened it up and decided that I should do something with them.
In my quiet years I still played the guitar and sung a little, but only in the privacy of my home, and as the years rolled on, the less I played.
By chance new inspiration and probably a little ‘mid-life crisis’ came my way. So this time, I’m taking it, enjoying it, and not letting go.
I hope you enjoy the songs and lyrics and can follow me on this journey into my world and my music.
‘Adventures begin by taking just one step onto new ground’….