About me...

Back in the mists of time, I was born in a seaside town in Norfolk, England. I passed through the school system fairly unscathed, but developed a love for Music (from my teacher, Geoff Knights) & Art (thank you, Norman Toll). The natural route for me was, of course, art college – specifically Gt. Yarmouth College Of Art & Design.

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Encouraged by my tutor, painter Emrys Parry, I passed from Foundation Course to a Fine Art Degree Course in Hull, which is where I met a young - we were all young then - Eric Goulden (later to become WRECKLESS ERIC. After a spell at Newcastle University, I slid back down to Earth with a BUMP!.......

Since then, I've been in & out of bands (from London, & back again to Hull), & pursued both Music (solo, collaborations, bands) & Art (from solo/group projects - installations, audio art, soundscapes, drawings & paintings - to part-time teaching adults, mainly Life Drawing). I found it difficult to choose between the two areas. I still feel passionately about both Music & Art, & in fact, they have both come together at various times with projects I've undertaken. At this moment however, MUSIC is definitely at the forefront of what I'm doing. A 2nd album of songs is on the way, & I'm exploring more into/with the sounds that I use in the studio. I'm learning all the time.

Live performance seems to be where the visual side of my background 'training' meets my musical side. Hopefully, this will become more of a feature when I'm playing at various venues in the future. We shall see........ 

Gigs & things coming up....

New album coming out May 2015. Gigs @ The Cluny, Newcastle..... Filey Folk Festival 2015 - The Belle Vue, Brontes Vinery Cafe, The Masonic Hall!..... Springboard Music Festival, Cottingham..... Sewerby Hall, Sewerby..... More to be announced. Go to the 'Music>Gigs' tab for extra info.

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Other festivals coming up later this year, & numerous other solo performances. Please keep checking back, as events can come in at last minute (props & keyboard always packed ready, just in case!). 

The Arty bit...

Drawing, painting, sound installation, video, audio work & private Life Drawing Classes....

This is the 'other side' of me, & I suppose it's what I trained for all those years ago at art college. I also run private Life Drawing sessions. For more details, click on the 'Art' & 'Galleries' drop-down menus.

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PRIVATE LIFE DRAWING CLASSES (available on a termly basis) - Wednesday mornings @ Cottingham Methodist Church Hall, Cottingham; Thursday mornings @ Skidby Village Hall, Skidby; Friday mornings @ St. Cuthberts Church Hall, Hull (this one is a casual 'drop-in' session). All sessions are from 10;00 am  -midday. Please contact me for details. 

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