I started playing guitar aged 9 in Tamworth, Staffordshire, where I was born. After which I lived in Lichfield for nearly 10 years.I gigged continuously on guitar and began to sing as a teenager in bands of various styles around the Midlands, as well as London. I won the Staffordshire 'open' classical guitar competition when I was17.I studied jazz at Leeds College of music. After leaving college, I moved to South London and built a small home studio; I have owned a studio ever since...I continue to write and record daily, which I love so much.I've recently had solo guitar/ vocal residences at numerous clubs, pubs and restaurants in London and Surrey.I have taught guitar and music technology to disadvantaged youngsters and some adults for over 9 years. I've also taught music in a mental health facility for 3 years. Both were/ are rewarding and humbling experiences. Music knows no barriers...I currently live in a small village just South of Guildford, Surrey. Here, I write, record and perform acoustic sets locally whoever possible.I have an album 'Salvation Belle', due to be released Spring 2021...lockdown pending.I'm a keen runner. I've just completed the 'Centurian 100 mile, virtual ultra marathon'. Running helps me think, relax, write and listen to music.