have always had a passion for music from the 1950s and
60s because that is what I grew up with, my Dad being a
rock and roll fan.
The first time I
sang on stage was back in 1993 at a karaoke in Norwich.
The song was Johnny Tillotson's "Poetry in Motion".
From that night I was hooked on performing so I went
back to the same pub every night trying different songs
and seeing what happened. I tried a Freddie
Mercury song one night which came out surprisingly well,
and it was then I realised I had a unique voice compared
to other male singers because I could reach much higher
notes with not much extra effort.
So I stuck with
singing songs by Queen, Meatloaf and other artists you
just don't hear anyone else doing. After a while I
started hosting karaoke shows at the pub. I went
on to hosting karaokes on the road with my friend's
mobile show. It was then I realised I enjoyed
entertaining and working with people who came along to
see us and we had some great nights! Throughout
the years I was lucky to work with several karaoke shows
on the circuit in Norfolk.
years I decided it was time for a change. One day
in 2011 I met Keith Lebbell and his Mum in the local
supermarket. Keith's Mum knew I could sing and
suggested to Keith I should join his band Wypeout.
I went to a few practice sessions with the band and when
the then singer decided to leave to concentrate on a
solo career I was invited to sing with the band full
I was with Wypeout
for two years up until April 2013 when I decided to have
a try at solo work before I got too old to do it!!
So that's what I did.
I've now enjoying a really successful career as a
solo artist - surpassing everything I dreamt for.
In early 2015 I left the "day" job and am now
working as a
professional singer. Making this decision means
that I can spend more time developing my act and
am now fully available for gigs during the week
as well as at weekends.
So there we
are...that's my career so far in a nutshell. I
look forward to seeing you at a gig sometime soon.