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Twenty-five years of playing keyboards and synthesisers


Joined my first band 'Celebration' in 1982 before being spotted by 'ABC', joining as keyboard player for a world tour.

After the tour, I formed a band with Dave Palmer [now Rod Stewart’s drummer] and we signed to Epic / CBS Records

as 'Person To Person'.  Did two high profile support tours and recorded an album, 'Stronger Than Reason'.

From 1986 I had brief stints playing with the bands 'Animal Nightlife' and 'Carmel' while living in Sheffield.

Moved to London in 1987.

Since 1987 I have recorded, toured, composed and done recording sessions which include:

Anastacia Festival Tour, Summer 2014  /  Tour plus live Television and Radio performances

Simply Red  /  Touring / Recording / Performing 2003 to date

George Michael  /  TourIng and Recording

ABC  /  TourIng and Recording

U2  /  Tour Programming and Recording.

Depeche Mode  /  Tour Playing and  Programming (Ultra)

Mick Hucknall  /  Solo tours including 'American Soul', 'Bobby Bland' and 'Art on Ice'

Marc Almond  /  Touring musician and Musical Director plus 'Live' DVD

Jason Donovan  /  Touring musician and Musical Director

Clive Griffin  /  Touring musician and Musical Director

Pino Danielle  /  Touring musician

Hannah Scott  /  Touring musician

Depeche Mode  /  Touring musician

Clive Griffin  /  Co-Production and Composing

Paul Rutherford  /  Co-Production and Composing

Human League  /  Co-Production and Composing

Toy  /  Co-Production and Composing

Flatz  /  Co-Production and Composing

Melissa Mars  /  Co-Production and Composing

Elton John  /  Performance musician for 'Live' Record

Michael Hutchence  /  Recording and Composing

Recording sessions with:

ABC  /  Bee Gees  /  Beloved  /  Bjork and David Arnold  /  Bob Marley  /  Bomb the Bass [member 1994-1998]   /  Boy George  /  Bros  /  David Bowie  /  Estelle  /  Gary Barlow  /  Gavin Friday  /  Go West  /  Hannah Scott  / Iva Davies  /  Jody Whatley  /  Karl Bartos and Kraftwerk  /  Kamouflage  /  Lionel Ritchie  /  Living In A Box  /  Luciano  /  Lucy Silvas  /  Mario [U.S. RnB artist]  /  Massive Attack  /  Nik Kershaw  /  Oui 3  /  Paul McCartney  /  Pet Shop Boys  /  Protocol  /  Robbie Williams  /  Shakira  /  Sinéad O'Connor  /  Simple Minds  /  Take That  /  Terence Trent D'Arby  /  Texas  /  The Sound and the Fury  /  The The  /  Tina Turner  /  Tunde  /  2 Tek  /  Whycliffe

Film and Film Music Commissions:

'In The Name of The Father'  [with U2Gavin Friday, Bomb the Bass]  /  'Batman Returns'  /  'Shakespeare in Love'  / 

'Battleship Potemkin'  /  'Entropy' [with Phil Joanou]  /  'Pola X'  [with Scott Walker]

Film Score and Compositions:

'Tao Traveller'  /  Recorded and Produced by Jon Russell

Numerous advertisements for television and Short Film pieces placed with various Music Libraries

Solo Projects:

Beatfarm Recorders  /  An online record label with Marco Perry [Maestro Engineer / Owner / CEO of Immersive Audio]

Pressure Zone  /  Collaboration with various artists and famously referred to as 'London Street Soul'

2 Tek  Groove based mayhem and keyboard wizardry in an analog realm

Immersive Audio  /  3D spatial sound production 

I have my own Studio and recording equipment with a wide range of vintage analog and new digital keyboards

Links to a selection from my discography:

Links to references:

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