Family

I love music.  I love to play, to listen and to watch it live.  I love to compose and write lyrics. I have friends who are m,usicians.

I am part of what might be described as a musical family though at that point all resemblance to the von Trapps ceases. I play in 2 bands which have their own sections on the main menu. Both my parents played the piano though they used music whilst I play mainly by ear using a basic knowledge of the notes and guitar chords. Lesley is my wife; we met in the 70s playing in a band - she on violin, me on guitar - the wonderful Rock Orchestrals.  She is classically trained and we occasionally work together scoring music, she being the scribe. She now does music in a primary school and sings in Coastal Voices. Elder daughter Carolyn learned piano and clarinet; she is married to James who is an accomplished bass guitarist and sound man.  Son Martin is based in London and plays guitar, keyboards and bass guitar and was guitarist and composer of the electro-pop bands Autohype and I am in Love and plays guitar in the rock covers band Power!. Martin is married to Eleanor who is a singer. Younger daughter Anita learned flute (grade 8 with merit), piccolo, piano and recorders.  She played with the City of Hull Youth Symphony Orchestra and is now a member of the Hull and East Yorkshire Concert Band