Celebrating Pride in London 2021, I will be performing two new songs "The Unspoken Words" and "Lions". The parade is cancelled, so I am doing a mini gig at a big food and drink festival in Surrey, showcasing songs that acknowledge the courage of people who are persecuted for their life style choices.
Let's celebrate the rich diversity of our communities and "put the kind back in mankind"! ♥
My tribute to World Environment Day 2021 earlier this year: I wrote “When It’s Gone” due to the dreadful fires caused by arson in my hometown of Eston, North Yorkshire where I spent happy childhood days. Cleveland Archaeology Trust runs not-for-profit projects in Cleveland, North East England, raising awareness of environmental issues. Their mission connects “People With Place by promoting well-being, belonging and cultural value through sustainable Heritage and Archaeology.”
Help us raise awareness and support CAT’s Eston Hills rescue project and community work. We will make a donation from downloads to the project. Download it here:
This is Eston Hills on fire, a natural landscape being destroyed by arsonists
Never in history have we needed to care for our natural landscapes more. This current world pandemic has helped us rediscover our open spaces, relearning the simple joy of sharing them with family and friends.
Let's help Cleveland Archaeology Trust provide community engagement for all and do even more to protect our landscape before our heritage is lost.
Get involved, download "When It's Gone"!
The songs here follow my journey as a singer songwriter. You will find diverse genres here: pop-rock, British power pop and love songs. More songs to be added to my repertoire so sign up to follow my music adventures with me. One of my new releases:
My first single since lockdown restrictions removed. I wrote this song about having a voice to express your opinions. Identity is at the heart of this song, about being accepted for who we are no matter our heritage or background.
On World Humanitarian Day, 19 August 2021, it drives the message that not everyone in the World has freedom of speech or indeed, freedom itself....more
The different facets of love inspired me to write this song.
Love can take us by surprise. You think you are “just good friends” with someone until a twist of fate shows a different light on the situation.
The song is saying: life is short, take a leap of faith and don’t be afraid, “it’s only love”!
Special To Me is a mini-album of songs with a distinct 80’s vibe, selected from my back catalogue of recordings. It was an exciting decade, and gives you a taste of what’s to come over the next few months. And the title track was a favourite of my Mam’s!
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The Stiletto Years
Back in 1977 I joined a band as lead singer and songwriter, singing covers at clubs and pubs across the North of England. We tried out my own songs, they went down a storm and The Stilettos was born! Line-up: Me, lead singer songwriter and rhythm guitar, Tommy, lead guitar and backing vocals, Cliff on drums, his cousin Alan on bass. Digitised from cassettes (remember them?!) these songs are part of my back catalogue, about life from an industrial working class perspective. The raw sound and energy of '70's British power pop, these songs are about class divisions, identity, love and life! And we can all relate to that can't we?
There's no time to hesitate in the human race to slow climate change. It impacts the poorest world communities, many are suffering and are impoverished as a consequence.
This is about using your voice especially on World Humanitarian Day. It highlights to governments the dangers of the climate emergency for the world’s most vulnerable people and ensures that their voices are heard.
Be the "front runners" to get their needs top of the agenda at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in November.
Duration: 4:06 minutes...more