"After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is Music." -- Aldous Huxley
I started playing guitar at 16 and by 17 was playing folk clubs, solo and as part of a duo. I moved to London when I was offered a publlishing contract with Chappels and kind of oozed into rock music. Later, in the 1990s I formed and played with the all girl rock band The Sirens. In 1996 I move to the other side of the glass, purchasing Sync City Studios (now Bally Studios) in London. Here I engineered and produced for many up and coming bands including Coldplay (Safety EP, Blue Room EP and the B side of Yellow) and Keane. Following the sale of the studios ten years later I have now returned to performing and writing, these days in the world of acoustic fingerstyle guitar instrumentals and with the band Captain Wyckes And The Tarantellas
Thin Layer Of Dust
Artifacts Of Motion
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Captain Wyckes and The Tarantellas
1: What artist would you most love to work with?
Wow, pick from from a list! Pierre Bensusan, Tommy Emanuelle, Eltjo Hasselhof, Steep Canyon Rangers, Crooked Still, Russ Barenburg......
2: What instrument brings you the most joy?
Muted trumpet, late nigh sleazy bar style, I just melt!
3: What was the worst advice?
Work in the music 'business'!!
4: What was your first concert?
Leonard Cohen 1974.
5: What/where is the best road food?
No answer provided.
6: What’s the best music advice you ever got?
Practice, listen to as many styles as possible, practice, choose the hard thing rather than the easy option
7: Who is your most surprising inspiration?
That's tricky... I guess I subconciously soaked up classical music from my parents, for some reason my compositions seem to have this slant.