In case you didn’t know, I’m a science journalist by day, a photographer on my days off and a musician by night. I started trying to play guitar properly aged about 12, but only in recent years have I performed live and actually recorded my original songs. Some of my stuff originals and covers is available on : iTunes, BandCamp, Google Play, Pandora, Deezer, Rdio, Amazon mp3, Loudr, ReverbNation, Spotify, SoundCloud etc.
Here’s a very short list of a few of the musicians, bands and artists I admire: Athlete, The Beatles, bigMouth, Blur, David Bowie, Kate Bush, Crowded House, The Cure, John Denver, Doves, Editors, Elbow, Fred’s House, Peter Gabriel, The Kinks, Led Zeppelin, Manic Street Preachers, Van Morrison, Gerry Rafferty, R.E.M., Nile Rodgers, Rush, The Smiths, James Taylor, U2, Neil Young, there are many others. I’ve been told that I occasionally sound like a Geordie Glenn Tilbrook (that’s according to the Manchedelic Roger Waters better known as Dek “MonoStone” Ham), and sometimes George Harrison, Steely Dan, Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins, Sting and David Bowie, Stephen Stills…I can dream, can’t I?