I have been composing and playing music for almost six decades.
Since 2016 I have been entertaining audiences (most frequently in Aged Care) all over the Adelaide metro area, performing over 400 concerts.
In each concert, when not accompanying myself on guitar or ukulele, I will use backing-tracks, many of which I have produced myself.
Winner of PG Music's 2019 "Band-In-A-Box" User Showcase Award, I am a full member of APRA-AMCOS (Australian Performing Rights Association & Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society)
and a member of the Australian Songwriter's Association.
Happy songs, sad songs, funny songs, love songs, and songs about life in general.
The great advantage of being a folk-musician is exposure to many musical genres:
Soul, Blues, Jazz, Gospel, Negro Spirituals, protest songs and songs about social justice.
In addition to some self-penned works I sing covers of the following artists:
Paul Simon, The Seekers, John Denver, Lennon & McCartney, Michael Buble,
Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Andy Williams, Elvis Presely, Perry Como and more.
Bupa Aged Care
Premier Aged Care
City of Charles Sturt
City of Onkaparinga
Clayton Church Homes
Calvary Aged Care
Kalyra Aged Care
Regis Aged Care
Salvation Army Companion Clubs
Serene Residential Care
Southern Cross Care
St Basil's Aged Care
West Torrens Council
I have been playing music since my eighth birthday. I had hoped for a guitar but my parents gave me a plastic ukulele instead. This was followed a year later by a plastic descant recorder.
I must have made a good impression because the next instrument (a melodica) had a metal body. The keys were plastic but I was prepared to overlook that.
In my mid-teens I graduated from plastic to wood when I bought my first guitar. It was made principally of plywood and was a devil to tune but it got me started.
Over the years I have upgraded to better instruments and have a added ukulele and mandolin to the collection.