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Nottingham UK   Jan 2011  

Artist Bio

Influences:   Alice In Chains, Arctic Monkeys, The Band, Banksy, BB King, Beardyman, Beastie Boys, The Beatles, Beethoven, Ben Folds, Billy Bragg, Billy Joel, Bjork, The Blues Brothers, Bob Dylan, Bruce Lee, Charlie Christian, Charlie Parker, Cleft, Cormac McCarthy, David Bazan, David Lee Roth, Debussy, Dizzy Gillespie, Django Reinhardt, Douglas Adams, Ed Bickert, Ella Fitzgerald, Eminem, Fats Waller, Fishbone, Fred Hammond, George & Ira Gershwin, The Goon Show, Gungor, Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, Howling Wolf, Iron Maiden, It Bites, James Brown, Jellyfish, Joe Satriani, Jesus, John Scofield, John Williams, Jonathan Coulton, J.S. Bach, Judas Priest, Kate Bush, Kings X, ks Rhoads, Led Zeppelin, Le Mystere De Voix Bulgares, Leonard Bernstein, Living Colour, Marc Maron, The Marx Brothers, Martin McDonagh, Motown, Mountain Schmountain, Mucca Pazza, Nik Kershaw, Paul Simon, Philip Glass, The Presidents Of The United States Of America, The Proclaimers, Public Enemy, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Richard and Robert Sherman, Robben Ford, Ry Cooder, Scott Bradley, Scott Joplin, Shostakovitch, Skrillex, Sonny Boy Williamson I, Sonny Boy Williamson II, Spike Jones, Stevie Wonder, Steve Vai, System Of A Down, Take 6, Trio Bulgarka, Van Halen, Tom Waits.

I'M NOT HERE! (I know. Sorry!)

Guitar teacher by day (and night). Spent 30 years writing and playing everything from Hair Metal to Iranian Bagpipe music. Wrote 5 songs a year on average. Joined FAWM in 2011 and have written over 200 songs since.

My EPs

I host First Tuesday Songwriter's Group in Nottingham, UK

I run Beatles Songwriting Academy ( and its Beatles-centric podcast (

Here's what I'm doing now

NEW FOR 2018

It's with a heavy heart, and light pancreas that I WON'T be taking part in FAWM this year. I'm writing a Beatles-inspired piece to be performed by a mixed ensemble in Feb and then doing pre-production on my solo baritone guitar album which I'll hopefully be recording in March.

My heart is with you all, even if my ears are not.

Songs (0)

No songs by this fawmer (yet).


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  • @sph  Mar 5

    The description of your songwriter's group in Nottingham sounds like non-virtual FAWM. Great stuff!

  • @susyblue  Feb 11

    Missing you this year! But glad to hear you're killing it musically elsewhere, good luck with it all! x

  • @fearlessflight2014  Feb 8

    Aaaaah! You just parodied my FAVOURITE Beatles song. Have a great birthday. 😀

  • @expendablefriend  Feb 3

    Ah...sounds like you're having a busy time, based on your "now" page. Sounds like you've got lots of exciting projects on the go. Look forward to hearing the album when it's done.

  • @alboe Jan 31

    Going to miss your music.
    Best of luck on your projects and hope to see you next year.

  • @jonmeta  Jan 22


  • @fearlessflight2014  Jan 21

    So excited to hear about your project on the grapevine, though sad not to get a chance to collaborate with your awesomeness.

  • @max  Jan 20


  • @zecoop  Jan 20

    Wow... That sounds really exciting and I can't wait to hear it! Best of luck and keep me updated. I'm glad you'll be doing something close to your heart. 😀

  • @expendablefriend  Jan 19

    Hey! Hoping you're around this year.

  • @zecoop  Jan 18

    Looking forward to this madness and more from you! 😀

  • @oddbod  Jan 15

    Hi again. Are you in for 2018?