Barnstaple, North Devon United Kingdom
Joined November 2006
Music has always been a part of my life, although born in the UK my parents originated from Ireland and so growing up in an Irish family automatically gave me qualifications in providing entertainment at family gatherings, as well as joining in with countless renditions of Irish Folk Music.
At 13 and using some money I was given for my birthday I purchased my first album - Gilbert O’ Sullivan’s Greatest Hits - At 15 I went to work in a fruit shop at the weekends and
started to use my ’income’ to really get my music collection going, starting with The Beatles singles and moving on to their albums. I claimed an old guitar that my mum had bought at a
jumble sale for 50p which was lying around the house and got myself a Beatles song book. I kept practising the chords and discovered with joy the excitement of playing music, my
musical journey had begun.
Drawing from the magical sounds and inspirational characters that the late 60’s and early 70’s were blessed with such as Bob Dylan, Lennon & McCartney & Simon & Garfunkel, I started to
create my own songs.
Creating and performing music either independently or as part of a band has continued over the years, and more recently my enthusiasm to become an established songwriter has been