I was born, at a very young age, near Oxford, in England. I had a radiantly happy childhood, for which I will never forgive my parents. Why couldn't they saddle me with
that miserable, angst-ridden youth which is the essential pre-requisite for the successful artist ?
Attempts at my education were made by a number of schools. I ended up graduating from Oxford University with a wife, a daughter, a degree in Ancient Philosophy and a pile of songs.
With the guitar always within easy reach, I played and sang regularly on BBC radio even as a student. Early in my career, one of my songs, celebrating the arrest of Princess Anne for speeding,
was selected for the BBC's 'Pick of the Week'.
After university, I moved the family to London, England, where we slept on ever-obliging friends' floors, until we could afford a place of our own.
I played at folk-clubs, wine-bars and festivals - wherever there was a paying audience ! Thus began a career which went on to span several continents, with spells in America, France and Switzerland.
I eventually settled in France, arriving with the new century, and began work on 'The Still Centre', a collection of nocturnes for piano and
orchestra. This album was soon followed by three more CDs of songs. And I started giving concerts in French.
I have made a number of appearances on radio in France - here is a recent interview on Radio Totem: [play]
In 2008 I started performing with the accomplished guitarist Mark Newman, with whom I co-founded the Cahors folk-club.
Mark gave up giving public performances at the end of 2010, so I now give concerts solo, or in duet with the talented harmonica player « Frenchie » Dègre.
I now divide my time between the US and the Lot valley in France.
You can contact me direct by email or, for bookings, via my agents:
US : email
or (+1) 310 270 8782
France : email
or (+33) (0)5 81 70 18 15