I have been writing lyrics ever since I was a teenager. Later I taught myself enough guitar to be able to compose as well. I can't play anything I haven't written myself, as I've never desired to reproduce anyone else's music.
In my youth I was singer/frontman and songwriter with Salt Solution and over 13 years played throughout Southern England as well as at the Greenbelt, Kingston and Cross Rhythms festivals and the Brixton Academy. The band released a single and the retrospective album 'Arctic Frosties' in 2000. Since disbanding in the mid-90s I have continued to write and (occasionally) perform solo. More recently I have been co-writing some songs with The Prognosis, with one tracks appearing on their debut EP 'Beneath Box Hill' and another on their album Still Waters.
My major project in recent years has been the musical Sharp to the Flat. Co-written with Rich Milner it is a psychological drama; a comedy; a multi-layered social commentary. It is about truth and lies and the reason why. The work is pretty much complete and awaiting theatrical partnership top stage it. The script has been refined through process of table reads and professional script reviews and there is a 'simulated cast recording' of its 19 songs.
My other creative exploits include a book of short stories called 'The Animal Parables' (available from Amazon in the UK and globally).
I currently work as a life coach and I run Sumo Experience Japanese themed fat-suits wrestling parties for children and adults as a side-line. Prior to that I have worked variously in IT, been a children's worker, a church worker, glassblower and midge farmer.
I live (and always have done) in Woking, Surrey just outside London, UK with my wife. I have two adult children. To find out more about my other creative endeavours visit www.ShallowDeep.com.