I got my first guitar for Christmas when I was 13, and almost from the beginning, I started writing songs. As time went on, I formed a band with some friends of mine and I wrote some more songs, but we were mainly a covers band who played at friends' parties.
I moved to London in 1980 to go to university, where I met my wife, but didn’t really pick up my guitar much during that period. This was until I became a Christian in 1985.
I began to play again and to write songs again, inspired by the likes of Graham Kendrick, Dave Bilbrough and early Vineyard songs. I was asked to lead worship at my church, and so began to use some of my songs during our services.
I continued to write through the 90s and into the 00s. In 2003 I wrote one of my most well-received songs, Here At The Cross, which continues to be used by myself and others to this day.
About three years ago I started doing some home recording and then collaborating with my good friend, Leke, in producing recordings that were a bit more professional. The next step is to go into a recording studio, with members of the church worship team and spend a day recording some of my songs to be released professionally, both in digital and physical form.
I’ve got the rehearsal dates scheduled and the studio and engineer booked. With your help, we can begin recording in September.