For 15 years, I performed as singer-songwriter and musician, solo and as a member of bands, throughout the UK and in Ireland and Europe - I released two CDs in the UK. A highlight of my early years was appearing with a band on the Acoustic Stage at Glastonbury Festival together with Billy Bragg. In 2004, a car accident in New Zealand resulted in the loss of my left hand but, two years later, I was playing guitar again and performed at major events in the country. Three years after the accident I released a third album and did a successful promotional tour (performing solo) at venues in the UK - again including Glastonbury. To date I have now released 5 albums. In addition to performing at a variety of venues from festivals to wine bars, ferries and private celebrations, I have also established myself as a Community Musician, sharing my music with care homes, community centres and charities.