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1950   May 20th ......born in Birmingham, England

1962-65   Played in a number of semi-pro pop groups.

1965   Began career as professional guitarist.

1968   London based sessions, club gigs and European Tours (1966-68).

1969   Summer season in Morocco, including several concerts for the King.

1970   Composed music for the LP Hannibal (B+C Charisma 1022), soloist on the same record.

Toured with Black Sabbath and Free

1971   Two European tours, fronting Hannibal (including German TV and Radio broadcasts).

Commenced full-time training as a music teacher and classical guitarist

1974   Attended Cannington Classical Guitar Summer School, studying advanced classical guitar.

1975   Obtained Cert Ed (Leeds University).

Obtained Licentiate Teacher's Diploma from Trinity College of Music, London (LTCL)

1976   Obtained Performers Associate Diploma from London College of Music (ALCM).

Contributed a series of articles on jazz guitar chord substitution to Guitar magazine.

1977   Composed a guitar duet for the Queen's Silver Jubilee which has featured as a BBC signature tune.

Obtained Fellowship Diploma in performance from London College of Music (FLCM).


1978   Obtained teacher's Licentiate Diploma from London College of Music (LLCM TD).

Featured guitar soloist in two performances of the Vivaldi Concerto in D Major (Birmingham Cathedral and Avoncroft Museum)


1979   Gave lectures on the History of Jazz for Birmingham University (Dept. Extra-mural Studies).

Established and taught a series of jazz guitar workshops at the Centre for the Arts, Birmingham.

Gave seminars and workshops at the Manchester Fretted Instrument Festival.

Toured the Midlands with Kenny Baker (trumpet), Andy Hamilton, Kathy Stobart (saxophone) and the Midland Youth Orchestra. Selected concerts were broadcast on BRMB Radio.

Guest soloist for Birmingham Jazz Society's 10 Birthday Party.



1980 - 1989
1990 - 1999
2000 - today


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