I’m a singer, songwriter, and producer with 37 years of playing experience. I started Songstuff in September 2000 with the hope of helping other musicians and helping them make more of their chances by improving understanding and encouraging community amongst musicians.
After playing in bands for years as the main singer-songwriter, musically I’ve been more focused on writing and production for the last few years. The last time I played live was in 2000. It was broadcast on Radio Scotland as part of the 10th birthday celebration for the Cathouse nightclub in Glasgow.
My main bands were beyond the edge in the 80s and then needful things in the 90s.
After years of playing other bands, it’s refreshing but a bit scary to finally be solo. That said I have a great bunch of supportive musical friends who always help out with recordings.
You can hear my music here:
Trained as a recording studio engineer after school, later attending Unversity and attaining a BEng (Hons) in Electronics and Music.
I have written several articles for Songstuff and other sites over the years on both creative and technical aspects of songwriting and audio recording and production, with the odd one about the music business itself.
I love painting and pastels and creating artwork using my computer. That said I don’t get as much time as I would like.
I’ve been writing in my music blog for a few years now. Somewhat intermittently, but none of us is perfect!
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