Having had the good fortune to belong to a musical family and heritage, over the years I have had a strong interest in a variety of music forms including Jazz, Blues, Folk, Rock, SKA, and Classical, and hymns. All these influences led me to learn the guitar, the harmonica - and subsequently, further digital sound recording projects.
My early days of were filled with tuning into 'Top of the Pops', Radio 1, and whatever was to be found in the family vinyl record collection. Church music and singing, of course, formed a large part of the ongoing local music tradition. Also, I studied and 'rehearsed' the violin for 5 years or so, but after attaining only Grade 1 , I duly switched to guitar - being inspired by the music of 1960s pop groups and singers: The Beatles, The Shadows, Bob Dylan. At this time, a small folk group hosted by a local teacher greatly helped with learning and performing classic folk and pop songs. Here, I also took my first steps into composition.