Stay in touch

Keep up to date with the latest news by joining my mailing list

Viewing: Music - View all posts

Big Pink Vauxhall Viva's and The Language of Curiosity!

If ever I’m asked for any words of advice when it comes to starting a new job, a new course or in fact anything new, I aspire to live by this simple mantra: be authentic, be yourself and… be curious.

Keeping it Simple – Walking the Bass Line #2

“If I have seen a little further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.” Isaac Newton, 1676

A lot of music leaves me feeling detached and unengaged because, putting it simply, it doesn’t make me feel anything. Sometimes…

Walking the Bass Line #1

The hardest part about playing a new instrument is trying to work out what direction to go in and really where to start.

When I decided to play the bass guitar this problem was promptly taken away from me as…

French Horns and Tangos

On the second day of thinking about the music that has inspired me, having started with the first gig I ever saw, (Stevie Wonder at the NEC in Birmingham) it naturally drew me back a little further to my…

Seven Days of music that has inspired…

The other day I was nominated by my friend Nick to take part in the ‘Seven Days of Music that has inspired…’ challenge that has gone viral on some social media sites.

I’m not usually into that kind of thing…

Have Bass – Will Travel…

First times are always a whirlwind mixture of excitement and a certain amount of nervous energy mixed in to create that fizzy pop feeling when you are in unchartered territory…

I’m used to performing live in a wide variety of…

Do You Want Me….

I have vivid memories of growing up in Herefordshire with its patchwork quilt of rolling fields and slumbering hills.

A land scattered with farms and endless hedgerows…and cows leaning over the fence and munching the tulips from our garden.

My…

A Gig in Spain…

When I used to think of Spain, images of heavy tourist destinations like Alicante sprung to mind which was not really my cup of tea. Now I have realised that there is much much more to living here than I…

Happiness in Halos

Inspirational times; I’ve been writing a bunch of new songs, more acoustic Americana, contemporary folk, blues and due back in the recording studio shortly.

I think it’s fair to say that I am motivated to write about the human condition…

Remembering my Mum, who couldn’t remember me

In the weeks building up to my impending marriage to Simon, my wonderful new husband, I started thinking about Margaret, my Mum.

I haven’t seen or laughed with her for over sixteen years (and more) as she developed the…