Musician, Entrepreneur, Author
I grew up in South West England surrounded by lots of sheep. While I was a teenager, studying at Colyton Grammar School, I discovered my love for rock music and the electric guitar. Ritchie Blackmore, Gary Moore and John Sykes became my biggest influences. Immediately after graduating from the University of Portsmouth, I flew to Los Angeles with my guitar in one hand, and a bag of clothes in the other.
While living in Los Angeles I played with many bands and toured all over the world including Japan, North America, Canada and Europe. I also recorded a lot of my own music with many great musicians including Don Airey, Carmine Appice, Derek Sherinian, Neil Murray, Tony Carey, Vinny Appice, Jimmy Bain, Rudy Sarzo, Tony Franklin, Brian Tichy and many more. There’s nothing I love more than making music, but after living in Los Angeles for 5 years, I decided I needed a change of scenery.
In 2014 I moved to Berlin, Germany and entered the world of ‘Live Escape Games’. I started companies in Brighton, England and Berlin, Germany. Following the great success of these companies, I decided to explore other interests, specifically writing. In 2016 I began writing an epic Science Fiction story called ‘Phthalo Blues’ for which my music will serve as the soundtrack. The project will launch in 2018.
My other interests include my pets, which I rescued from Los Angeles and Berlin. They include my Beagle ‘Louie’, my Chihuahua ‘Lizzy’ and my cat ‘Coco’. I wrote a book about my love for animals called ‘The Howling Company’ in 2015. Whether I’m recording new music, starting a new business, or writing a new book, I love nothing more than to create something new. That is what inspires me.