Influences: Too Numerous To List !
Been playing for 34 years, yes, I'm over the 50 mark, but much younger looking and I have a youthful outlook and persona. Over 3,000 gigs under my belt, including 8 years touring with a Tina Turner tribute theatre production called "Simply the Best", all over the UK and Ireland, Germany, France, Denmark, Iceland, Middle East, Bah'rain, Doha etc.
I'm a founder member of an 80's recording NWoBHM Heavy Rock band called Gaskin in the 80's, and our 4th album was released in late 2012. However, this band gigs very infrequently, and I want to be in a working band scenario. I also played on 5 songs with nouveau prog band Crippled Black Phoenix for their new album "Mankind : The Crafty Ape" released in January 2012, recorded at the famous Chapel Studios in Lincolnshire.
Most recently I have been putting together my own tribute band to Deep Purple / Rainbow and Whitesnake, called Purple Tree. It has taken 3 years and multiple line up changes (during which time we have gigged sporadically - about 25 gigs) to get the right line up.
I am also working on a live album and DVD with Gaskin, and have almost completed 2 separate albums in the AOR and Prog Rock genres, of my own stuff.
Also worked with Justin Greaves of Crippled Black Phoenix on a stretched cover version of Pink Floyd's "Echoes" which was released under the CBP banner in mid 2015. In May 2014, I played 2 shows with Justin's new band Se Delan (footage on Youtube) in support of their debut release "The Fall", at Leamington Spa Assembly Rooms and London Islington 02 Academy.
Busy busy busy !! But always room for a new project ...........