I was born in Manchester and my musical interest started at about the age of
13 when l decided to follow my brother’s footsteps into
the school band, initially playing alto and then later
I started singing at the age of 16 with various local groups,
and then made my way to London at the age of 24. There I recorded
a few tracks for Atlantic Records, chased record deals, and
for my day job worked as an in-house programmer and engineer
for Morrison-Leahy Music.
Around this time l met Nigel Goulding and formed the duo 'Step'.
We released a jazz dance track called 'If' which did well
abroad, particularly in Japan. Over the years I came to love
Jazz more and more, particularly after meeting the inspirational
Pete Churchill at the Guild Hall. I then had the opportunity
to perform with players such as Laurie Holloway, Jeff Clyne,
Trevor Tomkins, Nick Weldon and Malcolm Edmonstone at the Ventnor
Jazz Divas Festival (and yes I soon realised I was the only
male diva there!).
I have continued to be lucky enough to work with some of the
best jazz musicians in the UK, and recorded both of my recent
albums “Saints & Singers” and “Are we there yet?” with the superb Malcolm Edmonstone Trio.