I wrote a Bio for Bandcamp without reading the character limit, so that’s all good. This is the unedited version.
I did my first gig in 1980 - that’s the year before Dare, Moving Pictures, Tattoo You and East Side Story were released. Not that that’s got any real relevance here but I read a lot of biographies that start this way.
In between then and now, I’ve been the guitarist in a blues rock power trio, and baggy-shirted visionary playing The Big Music, a foil in a heavy-big-pop four piece jagged soul band, an acoustic troubadour, an electric wanderer, a founder member of the East Angliacana movement, festival stage manager, three-time author, the quiet one in a Beatles specialist act, and someone who was once part of a band who convinced a theatre audience in our home town that we were a travelling family of Appalachian musicians named the Guitarres. Good times.
All of which brings us to the here and now. To list every person who I need to thank (or blame) for bringing us together at this point would be so exhaustive as to demand appendices way beyond the capabilities of your average Wikipedia page and, similarly, the number of musical influences - and some of those are the same people - well, let’s just say if you think you can hear it, it’s probably there.
I was supposed to have sung my final hurrah in Y2K with the release of an album called ‘This Much Talent’ which bade farewell to both my so-called career and the CD format and yet, here we both are. My thanks to all of the wonderful musicians who took time out to collaborate with me this time around.