Hi guys! I am a professional musician, guitar tutor, composer, community music therapist, workshop leader and writer from Durham, in the North East of England.
I have been performing, recording and teaching music for several years, including Europe-wide tours and festival appearances. My writing and playing has been used in stage productions and in CD & DVD releases. I continue to perform both as a solo guitarist and with various ensembles in the North East of England and beyond.
I also write for several outlets on a wide range of music-related topics. Extracts from my recent research, examining the value of music on our overall wellbeing, have been included in this blog starting from here.
My main teaching work has been with Sunderland University, Sunbeam’s Music Trust and the Sage Gateshead, where I led a popular series of blues guitar masterclasses this summer. I expect these to be repeated in 2017, but do drop me a message if you’d like more information.
I also compose one-off commissions for specific projects, as well as various independent sound pieces and minimalist compositions. Some of these are available to listen to online. Visit my Vimeo page by clicking here.
This blog is an outlet for me to muse upon all things musical, as well as keep a log on my works-in-progress. This includes my first book, a printed collection of classical/contemporary ‘crossover’ pieces. This blog will also include a fair amount of gear chat too. If you’ve any guitars/amps/effects you’d like me to review, drop me a line!
In terms of recorded and performed works, there’s too many too mention here – keep an eye on my blog for updates as/when they happen…
If you wish to contact me regarding potential commissions, or to discuss a possible collaborative project, please get in touch via the form on the contact page.