I was born in Winchester, Hampshire, but have spent most of my adult life living in Brecon, Powys, South Wales. I started playing piano at 5, but have taken up in more recent years numerous other instruments, not least of which is the Piano, Native American Flute, Chinese Hulusi, Chinese Dizi, Chinese Xiao, Harmonica, Irish Whistle, Ukulele, Tenor Recorder, Western transverse flute, Yamaha Venova and I occasional sing too. I am an Intuitive Composer/Musician and Multi Instrumentalist. I compose mainly emotional and nostalgic music with an aim to relax and move those who listen. Many Care/Rest Homes and Hospices locally use my music in their relaxation therapy sessions. I am inspired by the beauty of nature, and touched greatly by human emotion both tragic and romantic, which I think reflects itself in my compositions.
Music is my world, I am incomplete without it. It brings me peace and comforts me when times are hard.
Being a rather private person, I don't crave fame or fortune, but I would like to be recognised for my contribution to music and just make a comfortable living from it, whilst bringing a little peace and tranquility to peoples lives at the same time.
I would start with ensuring that NO weapon, most especially guns could be sold to the general public anywhere in the world. Fighting fire with fire may be Trumps philosophy, but two wrongs never make a right.
'You Never Promised Me A Rose Garden' by Lynn Anderson. I clocked quite a bill on my Mums phone dialling dial a disc when I was little :)
Mostly Classical Composers too numerous to list here, but to name but a few I was weaned on Mahler, Wagner, Bruckner, Grieg, Samuel Barber.............and the list goes on.
I am greatly inspired by the beauty of where I live in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Parks. Anyone who has been here will know what I mean. I am also a rather sensitive person, who is touched by human emotion (some might say too much) and my great love of animals. In short I am inspired by love, beauty and also tragedy I would say.
To love one another, be kind and considerate, cherish all of Gods creatures for they are given to us to love and protect, and be at peace with yourself and the world around you.
Nervous to start with, but the music usually carries me away and sometimes I forget people are watching me.
I think more could be done to help up and coming fresh new talent to be recognised. So many people fall by the wayside simply they have no way of getting their music to the ears of those who can really make a difference to them.
So far, I am finding it extremely good, and look forward to all the new things I'm discovering about it every day.
Not getting the recognition I feel I deserve.
I go to as many gigs of other musicians as I am able too. We all need to support each other.
Obvisouly talent in spades would be at the top of my list, but also be a genuine, decent human being as well. It's all very well having talent, but if people don't warm to you are well, it means nothing.