Played guitar and sang in groups and bands throughout the 60's - 80's. Took to songwriting in the 90's when my career as an Ops Manager and then Theatre Manager meant playing gigs was no longer possible. Now retired, I write and record at home, mainly Americana/Country Rock but I try to go wherever inspiration takes me. I enjoy collaborating online. Partners include Emma Jane from Scotland who provided an amazing vocal to Love Is In The Things I Do. Julia Schmidt from New Jersey, we made the BJ Country charts for about 2 years with We Can Be Lovers Again. Fellow BJammer, Junior Murrell, invited me to provide a vocal for his song and CC Lamondt and I pooled resources for a few years.  Susan Odella invited me to join her in producing her wonderful song Falling Away.  More recently I have collaborated with John Waldradt & Cyndi Corkran and am involved in a work in progress, yet to be revealed. 

Primarily a guitarist but can play keyboard

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Feb 5 2023

As I reported previously, Achill Lament reached the finals of the UK Songwriting Contest 2022, something only 4 of my songs have achieved over many years of entering this contest.  I was hoping it might just win one of the categories but now the results are in and it is officially a runner-up in both!  I should be grateful I have got to the finals, and I am, but I would love to win one of these years.  I don't think it would be life changing, but it might just persuade my family that I can write and produce songs!!

Great to see My Christmas Love in the BJ charts, well done Cyndi for a great vocal.

Just revised Blue Two after receiving feedback from friends and coming to some of my own conclusions regarding dynamics/variety.  Now has a violin lead bridge and more Spanish acoustic guitar.  Hoping for more feedback.

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