How did you get your initial start in music?
I played the bass in a band called The Vagrants who morphed into the Sugar Ray Five. In 1983 we won £10,000 in the BBC1 National Battle of the Bands competition. We were then signed to a major label, released a couple of singles and appeared on various TV shows.
What would be your ultimate aim in the industry?
To write a song that become a worldwide classic hit and was covered many times by other artists. My hypnosis and meditation Apps and MP3s have sold over 7 million copies worldwide and I am now hoping to emulate those sales in the music world!
How long have you been writing your own music?
On and off for about 25 years, but recently I got the bug again big time and decided to release a few of my new songs.
Who are your top three influences and why?
The Beatles for their amazing song-writing ability and also because their later songs had such depth and resonance. The band James as they are still writing great songs after a long career.
Is there anything you would like people to know about your current release?
My first new release is a song called The Wayfarer, featuring Dean Rhymes on lead vocals. This song tells the story of an inspirational lady called Peace Pilgrim who walked across America many times in the name of Peace. You can hear it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AChkWW6jPlY
Following that in the Spring of 2017 I am releasing a ballad called Fading Photograph. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7AaPZIGpA0
Where are you based and what’s your local scene like? Any favourite venues?
I moved the Fuengirola in Spain 18 months ago and I love it here. It’s interesting that whenever I get out to watch a band they nearly always play British songs. A few weeks ago I was walking through Marbella old Town and came across a band playing early Jam, Buzzcocks and Clash songs! They we’re great!
Who else can you recommend from your local scene for people to have a listen to?
Not sure as it’s a new area to me.
Give our readers a roundup of where they can find you online and hear more of your music.
You can hear all my music on my main website below and join me on all social media networks.