I am the grandson of a Geordie turned Cornish Fisherman and have been fortunate to have been writing and singing my songs along the rocky shores of the Jurassic Coast since I was a lad.
I am hopelessly hooked on writing songs that tell a story and I have been ever since I first listened to my grandfather tell elaborate tales of his working class life whilst mackerel fishing in the bay off his wooden boat. It’s not just the urge to continue my grandfathers talent of telling stories that keeps me writing, its the landscape in which I live and the small moments in time that words fail to tell.
2020 will be the year I release my new album of songs, called ‘Island in the Ocean’, that will be a culmination of treasured and heart pumping moments that have forged me into the shape I am. I will also be releasing my first album of acoustic guitar compositions called 'Old Harry Rocks'. The compositions to feature on this album have benn inspired by unique landscapes in Dorset - make sure you grab yourself a ticket to my album launch on the 7th of March!
I have previously supported acts including The Martin Harley Band and Ed Sheeran and my songwriting style respectfully tilts a hat towards the likes of Mark Knofler, Chris Martin and Ed Sheeran as well as Tommy Emmanuel for my compositions.
Seeking out a simpler way of life in 2013 I retreated to the shores of New South Wales in Australia. In between regular surfing trips a winter spent down under gave me space and time to write. I have fond memories of writing until the early hours and making crude recordings using my old phone. As a result songs like 'Hold On', 'Be true to yourself' and 'Close to me' came to pass. I returned with a pocket full of songs and the burning want to write my first album.
Art class at school was a favorite of mine and was also the beginning of my love of creating impressions of the landscapes Dorset has to offer. My soon to be released acoustic Composition album called ‘Old Harry Rocks‘ will be made up of Acoustic Guitar compositions that are influenced by Dorset Landscapes. It will feature compositions called and inspired by these special places including ‘Portland Bill’, ‘Anvil Point Lighthouse’ & ‘West Bay ’.
My performances are a cocktail of songs from both my songwriting album (Island in the Ocean) & compositions from my acoustic album (Old Harry Rocks). Keep your eyes peeled for both these albums to be on sale from the website and on all major music platforms in 2020.