In the summer of 1992, I picked up my 1st guitar and preceeded to, like any other teenage kid with an instrument, to put my parents through daily torture, until I could string a few chords together.
Over the follwing months and years I became much more proficient and started messing around with my own lyrics and music.
Playing music then took a back seat until I started getting involved in local open mics, which also entailed running 2 of my own successful ones in the area.
At this point, I also joined a band and we did a number of gigs ranging from village fetes to larger festival type set ups. We can still be seen at some select local open mics performing.
Through my playing also, in 2014 I founded a charity event called Line Up For LOROS, which was to support a local hospice. Since 2014, the event has raised approximately £10,000 for the charity.
When lockdown hit in 2020, I started to look at song writing once more. The 10 songs which followed were 14 months in the making. I wrote and performed all parts of the songs – as of course, could not collaborate with other musicians, so ended up being a completely solo project. The end result was “One For The Road”.
The album was released in October 2021 and all proceeds went towards Line Up For LOROS.
Since the album launch, I’ve continued to write and record material for the next album. “Mending My Nets” on it’s simplest level is a nod to lockdown and ways people came through it.