Born Sheffield, England – when there were twenty shillings in the pound and measurement was understandable.
Lived in East Lothian since 1986.
Married to Glynis. A brace of children, who also live in East Lothian and 6 grandchildren.
Supports Sheffield Wednesday (Well somebody has to!)
Played keyboard for Tony Irvine and the Typhoons in the 60’s.We were a good club act and played the club and pub circuit around Sheffield, South Yorkshire and the north Midlands. We were a group of friends too and played more for the enjoyment than the money.
Turned down Joe Cocker (who also played the same pub and club circuit) He wanted me to play on his ‘A Little Help From My Friends’ which went on to sell millions of copies world-wide. No regrets though as Joe’s lifestyle was so much different to mine.
Ran a business for a while in Sheffield called Panda Entertainments. (One of our partners was Dave Berry of ‘Little Things’, ‘The Crying Game’ and ‘Memphis Tennessee’ fame)
Was for many years a member of Round Table (Dronfield, Derbyshire) and later the 41 Club (North Berwick, East Lothian)
Has a penchant for ‘Golden Oldies’ Music. – (Well, I grew up in the 60’s so music from then and the following two or three decades is closest to my heart. Having said that, my enjoyment of music covers most genres, including classical, jazz, theatre and film.)
I love local radio and am proud to be one of the Founding Trustees here at Radio Saltire. I look forward to continuing being an integral part of the team as Radio Saltire continues to deliver the goods.
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