Counties Cheshire • Derbyshire • Greater Manchester • Lancashire • Merseyside • Shropshire • Staffordshire
This Blues guitarist is available to play at your wedding or function in Cheshire or the Greater Manchester area. He first started playing the guitar when he was a child. Apart from being shown a few chords by his elder brother, he was self taught. He initially, learnt his craft through interpreting what he heard on records and later through watching other guitar players. As an early teenager, he had become an accomplished fingerstyle guitarist and recalls playing the Davey Graham tune 'Angie' at a school concert. He was, and still is avid listener and admirer of other musicians. Early influences included Renbourn and Jansch, Martin Carthy, Nic Jones, Big Bill Broonzy and Led Zeppelin.
In a road traffic accident in 1974, he permanently became a disabled person. His impairment also affected his fingers and prevented him from playing music. He recalls the frustration of creating music in his head but not being able to hear it in the air. With the tenacity and creativity of a new explorer, finding ways to work around his limits of hand movement , he has discovered how to return to being a musician. He has developed absolutely new and unique techniques for playing slide guitar, with a sensitive touch and full of feeling.
"The slide work takes your mind, and emotions, through a mystical, magical journey. There is a very honest beauty to he's approach, and it comes through very clearly on this CD." David Anasthesia
"he has developed absolutely new and unique techniques for playing slide guitar, with a sensitive touch and full of feeling." Bob Brozman
"One of the most original new artists I have heard in a long time. With his unique approach to guitar and his vocal interpretations of traditional and his original
tunes, he has managed to create music that is all his own." Woody Mann