We are proud to pay tribute to World Environment Day 2021. I wrote “When It’s Gone” after news of the dreadful fires caused by arson in my hometown of Eston, North Yorkshire. The devasting damage is ruining Eston Hills, where I spent my 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
Do more to protect our landscape, to preserve it for future generations
To explore, discover, rescue and repair before our heritage is lost
Get everybody involved, anywhere in Britain!
These songs 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:
The different facets of love inspired me to write this song.
Love can take us by surprise like when you think you are “just good friends” with someone.
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 new mini-album of songs with a distinct 80’s vibe. A small collection of songs from my back catalogue. This is the starting point of an exciting decade, a taste of what’s to come over the few months. 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 the lead singer and songwriter, singing covers at clubs and pubs across the North of England. I had been writing songs for many years and we agreed to try them out. 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 and his cousin Alan on bass. Digitised from cassettes (remember them?!) they are a classic part of my back catalogue. Catching the raw sound and energy of British power pop and rock of the late '70's. Songs about class divisions, identity, love and life!