Guitarist, musician, composer and collector of small rubber animals. Played on lots of records, TV documentaries, a few films and toured the world. If you have any questions or want to talk about a session/project or writing, then please get in touch by email below. I will do my very best to get back to you ASAP.


I’m a UK based guitar player and over the years I have recorded/played in a wide range of styles from Pop/Funk/Jazz to Prog Rock/Dance/Folk. People I’ve worked with on gigs/TV/writing and recordings include: Howard Jones, Fish, Ute Lemper, The Freemasons, Phats and Small, Derek B, The Lighthouse Family, Gota Yashiki, Eric Stewart, Peter Collins, Dave Stewart, Lifesigns, Nena, Steven Wilson, Tracey Ullman, Julie Zenatti, Pilot, The Young Ones (BBC), Chris Kimsey, John Otway, Sugababes, David McAlmont (Fingersnap), Pam Sheyne, Calum Malcolm, Roger Daltrey, Nigel Pegrum, Steve Forward, Dawn French (Ch4) and many more as well as library music albums. TV documentaries include BBC ‘Wildlife on One’ episodes with composer Stephen Faux, Discovery Channel and I’ve worked on several film scores with DJs Andy Hunter/Robbie Bronnimann. In between sessions/albums, there’s been countless gigs/festivals/tours around the world mainly with Fish and Howard Jones. I’ve got to play some amazing venues, worked with great artists/musicians/bands, met some wonderful people and made many friends along the way. Occasionally I record under the name ‘the itch’.
Like all musicians nowadays, I have my own studio space (The Bolt Hole) using Logic and Ableton for writing and recording combined with a mixture of analogue and software amps/pedals/keyboard’s/etc.. Remote sessions are not a problem in this age of Skype, Facetime and file sharing. If your a singer/songwriter looking for some help with writing/arrangements/recording/production or just need some guitar work, please get in touch as I’m always up for a project or session. When not working as a musician, you will often find me wandering around with a Fuji camera taking street pics.


Main Guitars

Takemine Nylon electro acoustic:Takemine 12 string electro acoustic:Lovely old Guild acoustic LR Baggs M1:Active Taylor electro acoustic:Les Paul standard:1989 Squire Telcaster:Fender Strat:Original Tokai Strat:Fender acoustasonic:Phew Telecaster:Ibanez TV650:Epiphone Casino:Reverend Double Agent:Hulla electric mandoline:Gibson Melody Maker:Elixer Strings:Ernie Ball Strings:Dunlop Strings

FX and Amps

Bogner Goldfinger 45;VHT 45 Pittbull ( Original )

Marshall DSL40c:Laney Lionheart L5 Studio Head; 4×12 Cabs Various

Strymon:Xotic:Ibanez:Disaster Area:Gigrig:Dunlop:Fulltone:Chase Bliss Audio:MXR:Eventide:Ebow:Tech 21:Mission Engineering:Line 6:TC Electronic:Ernie Ball:Seymour Duncan

Studio Stuff

LogicPro:Ableton:Macintosh:Apogee:UAD:Native Instruments:Euphonix:Yamaha P250:Arturia:Synthology:Focusrite:SE Mics:Novation:Nektar:Waldorf:Audio Damage:Steven Slate:Fab Filter:Soundtoys




Some tracks from ‘Present’ by my alter ego  ‘the itch’   New album being worked on.

Stuff and Nonsense



1st day back for the gallery. Precautions have been put in place…

1st day back for the gallery. Precautions have been put in place for everybody’s protection & Mel has done a great job changing it around. It’s different of course but still looks amazing inside the shop. Good luck to all the retailers up & down the country… it’s not going to be easy for many, but fingers crossed, it’s a step in the right direction. #shoplocal

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Took a trip this afternoon with Mel to the River & Rowing Museum in Henley. Smashing walk along the towpath. Love the look of this church in Fingest which is where they filmed Chitty Chitty Bang Bang I believe.
What a smashing gig last night at the Union Chapel in Islington with the acoustic trio. The audience response was fantastic… some familiar and friendly faces out there, such a fabulous venue & intimate is the word. A nice way to end a run of summer gigs as sadly the last of the Let’s Rock festival gigs today in Cookham had to be cancelled due to the rubbish weather. It’s been a real pleasure doing these festivals both musically & socially after such a long break. It’s good to see people doing their thing again in such great ways. Roll on festivals 2022 & take care everybody. Picture curtesy of @joebull_guitar my trusty tech. @nick_beggs @robinboultgtr
Smashing gig in Powderham castle near Exmouth this weekend with Howard Jones. Love this pic that the most excellent Dan Burton took of me, Howard & Nick Beggs. #letsrock #howardjones
Top singing from a top Sunderland crowd last night at Let’s Rock North East.
It’s been a funny old time recently but I’ve been keeping busy as you can see. Sandcastles, Internet sessions for future Ibiza days & mixing for friends. Gigging starts soon… fingers crossed 🤞 Ted Lasso has become my new Hero. #tedlasso #sandcastles
Happy Fathers Day to all the Dads. I’ve been thinking about my Dad a lot today… I still miss his company. Happy Fathers Day Dad.. x. Love this pic of him with my Mum in 2005.
Last week I was in Real World studios rehearsing which is always a pleasure. I took a drive up the road past the studio through a tiny hamlet & spotted this magnificent lending library in the telephone box.
So last Wednesday Mel and I got married !!! We had a smashing day with old friends and family followed by a long afternoon of delights in the seven Stars at Dinton. Very special thanks to @rachel_ashmore who without her help, none of this may have happened.