You will therefore be able to experience my road to fulfil my dreams, this will include everything from me bringing on board a consultant with years of music experience to help with everything from music production to image etc., and it is my hope you will get involved then eventually come to gigs and even stream and who knows, buy, my music over the next few months. There will be regular posts, a little like a musical soap opera, so you can see how I am developing and if you like what you see maybe you will bring friends to the ‘party’ as well and help me to travel in a direction with you all, as my ‘back seat drivers’.
Anyway in terms of my brief history in music prior to business matters taking over my life this was my story, do please interact as I will need all the advice I can get !
So, I started out in music as the drummer in Glasgow band formed in the early 1980’s with elder brother. We recorded and performed live through the 1980’s with our own material, which was a mixture of pop and rock songs. We recorded two EPs in Leeds and London studios in the late 1980s, before disbanding when my elder brother moved to Los Angeles. I then went on to join a Manchester-based band who embraced the style of such iconic indie artists as New Order and The Smiths. After this brief involvement, I then joined a London-based band due to relocation. Although always performing as a drummer, my passion was for writing new songs. In the late 90s, I concentrated on songwriting, submitting material to other bands and solo artists, as well as working on various theatre based projects.
Music and writing has always been part of my life, however, for many, many years, sadly, as I have mentioned, it took a back seat, becoming more of a private hobby (and some hard-hearted people may even say a self-indulgence). Then in 2019, I started to work on some new material, having spent time being taught the piano to a level to be able to assist me in writing songs. By chance, the new songs were played to some old friends in the music business, with the material being well received. It was this encouragement and spark that gave me the confidence to get back to doing what I love, at the age of 53 and have now embarked on a new era, as a singer/songwriter.
I do look forward to hearing from you and naturally also look forward to seeing you all at Wembley stadium in the near future! Well, we can dream, can’t we?