singer / songwriter
‘A very, very good album’
Bob Harris, Radio 2
‘Confident songs wrapped in memorable melodies’
Financial Times 4* review
‘Staggering maturity, winning delivery, and an abundance of natural talent. An irresistible example of superior acoustic music’
ALL BEING WELL..... I'M HOPING TO PERFORM LIVE AT MY FIRST GIG IN SOOOOO LONG AT THE CHAMP IN APPLEDORE! FINGERS CROSSED! LIMITED TABLES AND NO PRE-BOOKING.
I'LL BE ANNOUNCING LIVE ONLONE SHOWS SOON!! KEEP CHECKING MY WEBSITE AND MY FACEBOOK FOR ANNOUNCEMENTS. THERE WILL BE ONE WITH AMY NEWTON AND A COUPLE SOLO ONLINE GIGS TOO!
SUPPORTING FISHERMANS FRIENDS INFRONT OF 4000 PEOPLE ON THE PLATT IN PORT ISAAC.... GIG OF DREAMS!!!!!!!!
I had the ultimate awesome gig doing 5 songs before Fishie's gig. It was so great to see them all again and they haven't changed a bit since I used to tour with them years ago. 4000 people was EPIC!!! Everyone was so friendly and many beers were consumed afterwards!!!
Have a little listen to some of my songs from 'HITCHHIKER'
Failure To See
Not Here, Not There, Not Anywhere
'FAILURE TO SEE'. Track no.3 from 'HITCHHIKER'
'Ask Me To Dance' Live @ Tapeley Park.
SUPPORTED VONDA SHEPARD AT SOLD OUT SHOW IN NORTH DEVON!
IN JULY 2017, I WAS ASKED TO BE THE SUPPORTING ACT FOR ALLY MCBEAL STAR - VONDA SHEPARD!! I PERFORMED A SET INFRONT OF A FULL HOUSE AT THE PLOUGH ARTS CENTRE IN TORRINGTON!! IT WAS SUCH A GREAT NIGHT AND I SOLD LOTS OF CDS TOO!! VONDA AND HER BAND WERE SO FRIENDLY AND THE SHOW WAS AMAZING!! CHEERS GUYS!!
LOTS OF NEW SONGS!!
THE LAST TWO YEARS I HAVE REALLY ENJOYED WRITING SONGS AND GAINED INSPIRATION FROM AMAZING EXPERIENCES IN NEW ZEALAND, MY NEW JOB WORKING WITH KIDS IN A PRIMARY SCHOOL, LOVE AND LIFE'S JOURNEY IN GENERAL.
'ASK ME TO DANCE' WAS INSPIRED BY THE MEMORY OF MY TWO GAGGIES (GRANDADS!!).
'TAKE FLIGHT' WAS INSPIRED BY MY TOTAL EXCITEMENTS ABOUT BOOKING A BIG TRIP ACROSS THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD.
'FOLLOW THE ROAD' WAS ABOUT DOING THINGS YOUR OWN WAY AND NOT STEPPING INTO ANOTHER'S SHOES.
'SIREN CALLING' IS ABOUT BEING OPTIMISTIC ABOUT FINDING LOVE AND NEW ADVENTURES.
'GOLDEN BAY GIRL' WAS INSPIRED BY A MAORI LEGEND TOLD TO ME ON THE SHORES OF COLLINGWOOD BAY IN SOUTH ISLAND, NEW ZEALAND.
'MAKE BELIEVE' IS ABOUT NEEDING TO GO THROUGH THE BAD TIMES TO HAVE DEPTH BEHIND SOME OF THE SONGS I SING.
'FEELING FINE' IS JUST A HAPPY SONG ABOUT LOVING LIFE AND HAVING A VINO OR TWO ON A SATURDAY NIGHT!!
AND I'VE JUST FINISHED WRITING A NEW SONG ABOUT FINDING LOVE - STILL IN FINAL STAGES AND NOT YET PERFORMED LIVE!!
I DON'T ALWAYS FIND WRITING SONGS EASY SO IT'S BEEN FAB TO GATHER A FEW MORE TO MY SETLIST! I'M WELL ON MY WAY TO HAVING ENOUGH SONGS FOR A 4TH SOLO ALBUM.... JUST NEED TO SAVE THE PENNIES NOW .... OR BOOK ANOTHER SONG INSPIRING HOLIDAY!!
SINGING ON STAGE WITH REEF!!!
IT'S BEEN A SUPER EXCITING START TO 2016!!! I HAVE BEEN ASKED TO SING BACKING VOCALS ON LEGEND ROCK BAND 'REEF' SONGS ON A FEW DATES OF THEIR NATION-WIDE TOUR!! ME & 6 OTHER LOCAL SINGERS HAVE APPEARED ON STAGE WITH REEF AT THE FACTORY, BARNSTAPLE AND WILL BE PERFORMING AT O2 ACADEMY IN BRISTOL TOO!!!
I was in the paper!!
I was well chuffed today when I opened my local paper 'THE NORTH DEVON JOURNAL' to find this full page article!! I was asked 10 questions and it also included my biography and a lovely review of 'HITCHHIKER' ( see left).