I am a singer songwriter writing acoustic guitar based songs as well as more commercial material. I am a member of the International Guild of Songwriters and Composers. Last year I entered 10 songs in the UK Songwriting Contest and all 10 were commended - and I also reached the semi-finals in the acoustic section. I write in singer-songwriter style, probably most similar to James Blunt, but recently have focused more on commercial and jazzy songs where I have collaborated with singer Sandy Mira. I try to ensure my songs have a wide range of styles. Ideally I would like to get a publishing deal for my songs.
I have performed in various venues around Reading and in London,mostly alone, but have also entered in a few collaborations. Paul Cooper has played drums on a few of my tracks.
I play finger style guitar using a Lowden O10 and Ramirez classical guitar and use a Yamaha QY100 to record my backing tracks on a Boss BR1200 recorder. I also play a Godin electric guitar and Yamaha bass. I have various pieces of percussion, although I haven't recorded any percussion yet.
My songwriting inspiration is from Del Amitri, The Beatles, Jose Gonzales, Damian Rice and Crowded House. I like songs with good imagery and an implied rather than explicit story.
Just published my first novel called "Is That All There Is" as an eBook on Kindle. You can download it from http://www.amazon.co.uk/Is-That-All-There-ebook/dp/B007WEE6SE. Its Facebook page is http://www.facebook.com/SC.IsThatAllThereIs.