Hi, & welcome to my music page. If you’ve read the “about me” page you can’t say you weren’t warned. I’ve been playing guitar for over 45 years with little natural aptitude, sloppy technique & a constant struggle with timing, but it’s something I’m driven to do and it has given me as much pleasure as it has caused anguish to those within earshot! Neither do I make a claim to having any kind of a singing voice so those of a nervous disposition may wish to navigate away from this page now. My main musical influence over the last 30 years has been Mark Knopfler, first in Dire Straits & then in his solo career. Unfortunately, when it comes to my own compositions, my lyrics usually seem to be firmly embedded in the “comedy song writing” genre.
Mark Knopfler covers:
What It Is
Border Reiver: (based on the live arrangement).
I Think I love You Too Much: Played live with Dire Straits, The Notting Hillbillies & on the Golden Heart tour but never released by Mark as a studio recording.
Hill Farmer’s Blues: ( based on the live arrangement).
Chasing Cars: (Snow Patrol).
Handle With Care: (The Traveling Wilburys).
Lola: (The Kinks).
Simple Twist Of Fate: (Bob Dylan).
Suddenly I See: ( KT Tunstall), lyrics slightly amended to suit a male vocal.
Take It Easy: (The Eagles)
Meet Me On The Corner: (Lindisfarne)
Starman: (David Bowie)
Away With The Faeries (instrumental).
Thirty ( Written for my daughter’s 30th Birthday).
I’ve Got A life: ( recorded some time ago, I’m much better now thanks!).
Mediocre: A jolly little tune in a Country vein.
Rock Out: A bit of nonsense with apologies to Petula Clark !
The Batman: My arrangement of the 60’s TV series theme tune
The Spark Has Gone: A Ballad
Stuck Inside Of Stockton With The Darlo Blues Again: A sort of protest song. (inspired by Mr Bob).
Northern Lights: If you’re still with me, just lie back & watch the skies !