One Man, One Mike, One Keyboard!
There is a little bit more info about me below and few tunes to listen to while you browse. Enjoy! I am always adding different songs so pop back.
Since You've Been Gone
I started playing the piano when I was approximately 4 years old. We had an aunt that we visited as a family and although I remember the great tea and cakes which she provided, the piano in the other room always got my attention. At the earliest opportunity I was off. No tunes! Just making sounds with the piano, which I found totally fascinating. It wasn’t long before, like most kids I started to pick out tunes that I had heard on the radio or I made things up out of the songs I could hear in my head. I can’t say that I had a great school life, as I never really conformed and just to got into trouble for messing around. Often I would do impressions of the teachers, people I had seen on the TV or heard on the radio, to make the other kids laugh. It’s great when you can get a laugh out of someone. It doesn’t matter to me if it is an old lady or a young kid, a laughs a laugh, right? I still enjoy the radio immensely as you have to make the pictures up in your head so you always get great images! It doesn’t matter if I am listening to music, a documentary or listening to comedy, the pictures are the most real and stunning you could ever imagine.
After leaving school, I trained to become a piano technician. My day job was tuning, repairing and rebuilding pianos. However, this did not fulfil the creative fun side of my personality. After college I joined the “Desperate Dan” band which brought me into contact with musicians from “Fleetwood Mac” “T Rex”, “Van Morrison” and Paul Young’s Easy Street Band. I then moved on and developed a solo act doing cabaret in clubs and private venues where I was able to perfect my humorous delivery which is an appreciated part of my act to-day. I have enjoyed performing in Canada, Greece, Denmark and all over England. I sing and and play electronic keyboards to my own arrangements in packed venues all over the south, where I am told that my quick wit and natural exuberance ensures everyone has a good time. Whether it be the annual W.I. concert in the Dorking Halls or a dinner for the Rotarians at my local golf club. I enjoy entertaining families of all age groups at weddings and other gatherings. I like to bring a party atmosphere to everywhere I play. It’s simple for me, I just want everyone to have a great time and go home thinking “Wow, that was a fun evening!”
“I play in all sizes of venues and always strive to achieve the best performance within the space provided. It’s great if I can have a bit more space as I can’t really stand still when I am playing and singing. If I’m not feeling the music, how can anyone else. When I say I can’t stand still, I’m certainly not dancing!”
As and additional string to my bow, for the last 30 years I have enjoyed being a professional film and TV extra. I have been lucky enough on a few occasions to have a speaking part, but don’t blink or you may miss me!
Even though I enjoy living in a picturesque market town in the Sussex of England I also have a home in the heart of the Canadian Rockies which I frequently visit with my wife Dallas.
During my extensive travels around the world I have been fortunate enough to make some great friends from all walks of life, although I think most of them have some kind of crazy streak like me! It’s all about, just having a laugh. It’s nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice!