A bit about me

Hello and welcome to the website about me and my music. As you can see I am a person of many hats and you can find out about some of them by clicking on the words above the piano keyboard.

I play piano, other keyboards, guitar and bass guitar plus a little bit of harmonica, bazouki and percussion. I can get a simple tune out of several more instruments with the glaring exception of the flute which remains a no-no to me. Although I have written and composed quite a lot, my music theory is pretty ropey so not a lot of it is written down. Where it has been, thanks go to Lesley. A small amount has been recorded.  I've played in a number of bands, been MD of a musical theatre group and done concerts and events on my own.  Oh and I'm now an author and broadcaster too.

I am part of what might be described as a musical family though at that point all resemblance to the von Trapps ceases. I play in 2 bands which have their own sections on the main menu. Both my parents played the piano though they used music whilst I play mainly by ear using a basic knowledge of the notes and guitar chords. Lesley is my wife; we met in the 70s playing in a band - she on violin, me on guitar - the wonderful Rock Orchestrals.  She is classically trained and we occasionally work together scoring music, she being the scribe. She now does music in a primary school and sings in Coastal Voices. Elder daughter Carolyn learned piano and clarinet; she is married to James who is an accomplished bass guitarist and sound man.  Son Martin is based in London and plays guitar, keyboards and bass guitar and was guitarist and composer of the electro-pop bands Autohype and I am in Love and plays guitar in the rock covers band Power!. Younger daughter Anita learned flute (grade 8 with merit), piccolo, piano and recorders.  She played with the City of Hull Youth Symphony Orchestra and is now a member of the Hull and East Yorkshire Concert Band.

Please take some time to look at the rest of the site. You may be surprised - maybe we could do something together ........