Previously I had spent years as the lead guitarist in several bands (Gabriel, Ripped & Riversea), but in 2008 my new year's resolution was to step out from behind my guitar and concentrate on my own song writing and production skills.
Building on the sense of achievement of complete my début album "Focal Point", and motivated by my facebook fans requests for more music, I built my own studio and recorded my second solo album "P'dice" between January and November 2011.
My guitar style has been compared David Gilmour, Steve Hackett, Steve Rothery and Steven Wilson. Great praise indeed and I am humbled to be discussed in the same breath as the aforementioned guitar gods. My songs draw upon the sounds and audio landscapes created by bands such as Pink Floyd, Peter Gabriel, Porcupine Tree and Nine Inch Nails. However, I try to replace the long instrumental pieces that are sometimes associated with the progressive rock genre, with catchy vocal melody lines akin to those evoked by more mainstream rock artists such as Coldplay and Radiohead.
I am a truly independent artist. I write, produce and play all the instruments myself. However I consider myself so privileged to have been joined on my songs by drummers such as Gavin Harrison, Marco Minnemann, Andy Edwards and Alex Cromarty. I also release my music through my own label Q Rock Records.
Am I a control freak? No not really..., I just have a little OCD. Sorry I mean O.C.D."