I have been playing guitar for 25 years, since I was a young lad! I have been a professional guitarist for several years, and am a lifelong committed musician. I have played in many successful function bands, playing guitar, guitar-synth and singing harmonies, touring all around the UK and Germany, playing many varied venues from pubs and clubs to military bases.
I have also built guitars since I was a teenager, and spent a few years as a self-employed guitar builder. I now pretty much play only my own guitars, all 7-strings (six normal strings plus a low B), although I’m quite an unusual 7-string player as most of them play full-on metal, and that’s not what I’m about (as you can probably see from my influences).
I have also spent my whole life concentrating on writing music. I have always written songs, slowly developing my writing skills and absorbing many influences. I have written for TV adverts, and for a local film maker, and am currently working on lots of instrumentals for an online TV and movie music library. In recent years I have also been learning more about the magic of the recording studio, recording my own songs and my bands. I am extremely interested in recording other people, using their projects to learn more about sound. I am now writing more songs than ever, recording them using Cakewalk Sonar in my home studio, and am always keen to hear from others with a view to writing or recording.
I am based in North Devon, UK, which is a lovely part of the world, and have been extremely happily married for 21 years, with an 15 year old son.