Born (too late!) and raised in Greater Manchester, England.


Influences and Inspiration include:

Folk/Country/Blues/Rock 'n' Roll songs of the present and past and artists including:

Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, the Everly Brothers, Simon & Garfunkel, Elvis Presley,

Dion Di Mucci, Patsy Cline, Nanci Griffith, Townes Van Zandt, Guy Clark, Jack Ingram,         

Chris Isaak and most of all…….

Bruce Springsteen, Steve Earle and the Poet - Tony Harrison.



Song playing is ‘Marry Me!’ from my first album (Valentine Vagabond) with virtuosos …………


THE VALENTINE VAGABONDS                                                                       

Derek Griffiths, Guitar

Tucker Finlayson, Double Bass

Alan Coulter,  Drums

Chris Parren,  Piano/ Keyboards


Guest Musicians:   

Barry Wickens, Fiddle.

Bob Golding, Blues Harp/Percussion

Martyn Day, Accordion