My love of music, in all of its wonderful forms, took root as a child. I grew up listening to an eclectic mix of rock and classical and, despite a brief foray into jazz-rock (with the mighty Breughel Breughel), have remained loyal to these genres ever since.
I also enjoyed numerous stints as hired gun, notably for Jesse Guitar Taylor, Danny Click and finally Donovan – the first of his come-back tours which took in Wembley Arena, Birmingham NEC and Manchester Gmex.
Just at the point that I was becoming convinced that the only way to keep enjoying music was to resume amateur status, the crosswords sailed in to make that possible.
Forming a backdrop to all this is a constant stream of scores, for string quartets through various ensembles to full orchestra. The only one of these I’m truly happy with is a concerto for two guitars and chamber orchestra, a few pages and some clips of which are provided here, with me playing both guitar parts.