My musical adventures have been many: traipsing around London in the heyday of the Beatles, trying to interest record labels in my material (‘Some Consolation
’ on the 2015 album Signs of Corrosion
is one of those faraway songs); helping to start up a hippy community where I played guitar and sang locally in order to buy fuel for the tractor; developing what I think is a unique guitar sound and style for particular songs (‘Lord on the Beach (Omega)
’ on the 2016 album Close to Zero
and, more recently, ‘Ha Bedee Duranjah
’ on my latest album, Synaptic Overflow
(released mid-March 2018).
In 2013, while on a Greek island, I set up a tiny, makeshift studio in a rent-free apartment, and throughout the winter I wrote, refined, arranged, and recorded a series of original songs. The result was my first solo album, Out of Nowhere
... an eclectic mix that reviewers called ‘alternative folk’.
Since that experience, I have stuck with this loner approach to writing, producing, and recording music. It’s not that I don’t like collaborating...I just seem to be more creative when lost in my own little universe; and I hope that at least some people will get what I do.