I had piano lessons as a child and by my early teens developed a real passion for music when Motown hit me like a ton of bricks. I was blown away. I’d quite liked the Beatles and music in general but nothing had really connected as powerfully as Motown did. I wanted to get involved in making music with others and reproduce what I was hearing.
By the time I was in my late teens I’d played with various cover bands and joined a band that toured Europe. I had a short stint with Johnny Johnston & The Bandwagon, who’d had a massive hit with “Breaking Down The Walls Of Heartache”.
Eventually I found playing covers unsatisfying and was wanting to create my own music.
Breaking down the covers for my band to play gave me a invaluable insight into how a track was put together, great experience for what was to come. I retired from touring and turned my energies to raising a young family. I always had a piano to hand and started to compose my own music, at first just for piano.
I was itching to do full arrangements and it wasn’t until the software evolved that I could do just that. The software and the amazing sound palette that was integral allowed me flights of fancy that I couldn’t have dreamt of when music was produced on traditional instruments alone.
It was a new beginning, I was able to paint soundscapes and conjure up musical worlds that inspired me to be ever more creative and daring. In 2006 I was finally in a position to dedicate my life, full time, to my passion. Since then I’ve released 40 albums, appeared on over 2,500 compilations and loved every day. I can’t see me ever getting jaded and doing anything other than creating music. I’m always inspired by other wonderful artists I hear and as much as I’m a creator of music, I’m also a massive fan too. Music is wonderful and I’m so lucky to be a part of it.