I'm a 4, 5, 8 and 12-string bassist (and also a guitarist) from Bolton, Lancashire.
My taste in music is melodic classic rock, glam rock, power-pop. I like to play the kind of stuff that people know. Good time music. While it is certainly true that, yes, I AM on a bit of a mission to civilise, I want to entertain people, not educate them.
I have been in a few great little rock bands that I have been quite proud of, and have played a couple of thousand shows with over the last 40 years, or so, including The Kerbcrawlers, Rising Force, Bad Habits, Stranded, The Roadrunners, Mother's Ruin, plus The Peppermint Dream. I happily sing and play bass with The THREE.
I also served periods of time in a couple of other, lesser, bands that turned out to be quite dodgy, despite my best efforts to humanize and improve them musically, which I prefer to forget about, some of which were awfully bad mistakes that I should forever apologise for them. My friends will know which ones. I have really sinned badly in my time and I'm truly sorry.
See here for live videos, studio recordings. and a discography.
This site has photos of the gear that I have collected over the years.
SLADE ON STAGE 1978 – 1979 (Blurb) 2016
SLADE ON STAGE 1979 – 1980 (Blurb) 2016
SLADE ON STAGE 1980 (Blurb) 2016
SLADE ON STAGE 1981 – 1983 (Blurb) 2016
SLADE – SIX YEARS ON THE ROAD (Blurb) 2016
STATUS QUO LIVE AT MANCHESTER APOLLO 2014 (Blurb) 2016
CHEAP TRICK LIVE IN THE UK (Blurb) 2016
THEY CALLED IT ROCK VOLUME ONE (Blurb) 2016
ROMANIAN RESCUE DOGS (Blurb) 2017
THE NOIZE – THE SLADE DISCOGRAPHY (With Chris Selby, Amazon) 2019
A GLITTERING CAREER IN MUSIC (Amazon 2019)
You can say hello via Facebook or this page. On a serious note, I also have a page about prostate cancer here that may be helpful to guys who wish to have a quick read.