Booking and Enquiries
For bookings and enquiries, please use the contact form below or email firstname.lastname@example.org
I have played guitar and sung for 25 years and am self-taught.
In 1993, I had my first solo gig at Ronnie Scott’s in London—a famous jazz venue and well-known for showcasing. Following that, I then joined a 13-piece group as one of the main songwriters and playing guitar, percussion and vocals. We performed for the next three years at festivals all over UK and performed live with Billy Bragg on the Acoustic Stage of Glastonbury festival. Later, I teamed up with a well known contemporary folk group called Seize the Day as a backing vocalist, drummer and percussionist. Again, we performed at festivals all over UK plus Europe and Ireland including Cambridge Folk Festival and Glastonbury.
In New Zealand, I performed at events around the top of the South Island such as the Festival of Opportunities in Nelson, Luminate, Visions and Heartart in Golden Bay.
In 2007, I toured the UK for seven months to perform solo and I appeared at many events/festivals—again, Glastonbury being one of them.
I’ve also played in wine bars, restaurants, teahouses, coffee lounges, beer gardens, hotels, local festivals and on ferries!
Functions and Community Events
I am always honoured to be invited to play at weddings and celebrate your big day with you. I’ve performed at many birthday celebrations and also always enjoy playing at anniversaries and Christenings.
I established myself as a Community Musician and basically see it as my responsibility as a musician to make music accessible to my community.
To this end, it has found me performing and sharing music in carehomes, community centres, centres for young people with learning disabilities and charity events.
Lessons and Workshops
The aim of my teaching is to ultimately assist the development of the students’ natural musicality.
Initially I work with listening skills and awareness of rhythm in the body before moving on to teaching songs. In terms of guitar, by focusing on each hand seperately, this promotes a body memory and anchors not only the techniques of playing but a confidence. This also leads to students developing their own music. In terms of voice, we start with where you are at and through a series of various techniques, we learn the ‘tools for the toolbox’ and develop the landscape for authenticity, having fun along the way!