I heard 'Space Oddity' on Radio Luxembourg (little tinny transistor radio, 2am, with the earpiece in, under the covers: 'Planet earth is blue and there's nothing I can do...') when I was about 13, and the world hasn't been the same since. I bought my first guitar, a classical that I learnt to finger-pick while playing along to Bert Jansch records (couldn't do that), at 16. Then I heard Jack Bruce sing and play bass and thought: 'I want to do that!' (still can't.); I bought a Fender Jazz (four months' wages) and learnt bass in every free moment. I joined my first semi-pro band in 1977, and since 1982 I've worked as a bass player/singer; mostly in bands but latterly in a duo, doing the clubs, pubs and suchlike of the UK's ever-shrinking live circuit. Is it like this the world over? In November 2004 I suddenly found myself with time on my hands after years of gigging too hard, and the days are relatively empty. I now have the equipment and the time, a bit of pent-up creative frustration, and a reservoir of bits of ideas and tunes that have floated round my head for years looking for a home.
I have an album of 12 songs available at CD Baby- click on the mini album cover to take you there: