I grew up surrounded by a musical family. My Dad was a drummer in the 60’s playing for local bands such as The Wild Cherries,  Ronnie & The Senators and Gerry Levine & The Avengers. The latter once supported for the Beatles so that always cemented my love for the Fab Four and their wonderful melodies. My older brothers Matt and Paul took up the drums and bass guitar respectively. 

Always being one to do things differently, I opted for the piano and at aged 13 I started having lessons and working my way through the dreaded exams and  grades! 

Fast forward over 30 years later and here I am today still in love with creating melodies and songs. 

Some highlights over the years include having my songs on Movies, being played lots on BBC Radio, supporting some wonderful acts like Midge Ure, Hue & Cry and Ellie Goulding, touring with The Stranglers as well as getting my face on national prime time TV numerous times playing keyboards for Enrique Iglesias. 

See below for more detailed things I have been up to over the years. 

Also, check out my Archive page where I have uploaded tons of stuff I have done over the years as a musician. 

OVER 30 YEARS OF TINKLING THE IVORIES

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  • BBC Radio WM
  • BBC Radio Coventry & Warwickshire
  • BBC Radio Aylesbury
  • BBC Radio Nottingham
  • BBC Radio Lincoln
  • TalkSport Radio
  • Various USA and Canadian Independent Radio Stations
  • Various French  and Dutch Radio Stations
  • Free Radio Birmingham
  • BRMB Birmingham
  • The Forum, London
  • The Cavern Club, Liverpool
  • The Garage, London
  • The Bar Fly London
  • The Bar Fly Birmingham
  • The 02 Academy, Birmingham
  • The Bar Academy, Birmingham
  • The Living Room, Nottingham
  • The Living Room, Birmingham
  • The Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
  • The Institute, Birmingham
  • The Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
  • The Jamhouse, Birmingham
  • The Fleece, Bristol
  • The Colosseum, Coventry
  • The NIA, Birmingham
  • The Wired Monk, Vancouver BC, Canada
  • The Troubadour, London
  • The Slaughtered Lamb, London
  • The Jug Of Ale, Birmingham
  • The Moseley Arms, Birmingham
  • The Stables, Milton Keynes
  • Cox’s Yard, Stratford Upon Avon
  • The Robin2, Bilston , Wolverhampton
  • Night & Day, Manchester
  • The Rock Garden , Covent Garden, London
  • The Flapper & Firkin, Birmingham
  • The Old Crown, Birmingham
  • The Queen Victoria, Birmingham
  • The Town Hall, Birmingham
  • The Cottage Bistro, Vancouver BC, Canada
  • The Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham
  • The Millhouse Marquee, Newcastle
  • The Bedford, Balham, London
  • Tamworth Castle
  • Lark in the Park, Islington, London
  • The Lion, Kenilworth
  • Karns, Hinkley
  • The Albany, Coventry
  • Jericho Tavern, Oxford
  • The Library Theatre, Birmingham
  • The Glee Club, Birmingham
  • Liquid Bar, Coventry
  • Warwick University
  • Sunderland University
  • The Vic, Derby
  • The Gander, Bournemouth
  • The Great Western Arms, Warwick
  • The Golden Cross, Coventry
  • The Musician, Leicester
  • The Marrs Bar, Worcester
  • Coventry Arena
  • The Cardigan Arms, Leeds
  • The Dry Bar, Manchester
  • The Adam & Eve, Birmingham
  • The Slug & Lettuce, Cheltenham
  • Yates, Tamworth
  • The Hope & Anchor, Coventry
  • Katie Fitzgeralds, Stourbridge
  • 5 Lamps, Derby
  • The Patrick Kavanagh, Moseley
  • Coventry University
  • The Star, Guildford
  • Firebug, Leicester
  • Alan Carr Chatty Man, Channel 4 (Session work for Enrique Iglesias promoting I’m A Freak)
  • The Voice UK Semi Final, BBC1 (Session work for Enrique Iglesias promoting I’m A Freak)
  • Loose Women, ITV (Session work for Enrique Iglesias promoting Tonight I’m Lovin You)
  • Jason Manford’s Comedy Rocks, ITV (Session work for Enrique Iglesias promoting Tonight I’m Lovin You)
  • Lorraine Kelly, ITV (Session work for Enrique Iglesias promoting Tonight I’m Lovin You)
  • Alan Titchmarsh, BBC1 (Session work for Sarah Whatmore promoting Undefined)
  • Ginger Wildheart, played keyboards for live show in Nottingham
  • Ginger Wildheart, played keyboards for live show at The Underworld, London supporting Pete Doherty
  • Ginger Wildheart, played keyboards for live show at The Garage, London
  • AntiProduct, played keyboards for live shows in York and Newcastle
  • Mike Marlin, played keyboards for live shows in London
  • 22 Skiddoo, Eilat, Israel – played keyboards for 2 week residency at 5 star hotel
  • Midge Ure – Coxs Yard, Stratford Upon Avon
  • Midge Ure – Huntingdon Hall, Worcester
  • Midge Ure – The Stables, Milton Keynes
  • The Feeling – The Collosuem, Coventry
  • Wheatus – The Colosseum, Coventry
  • Ellie Goulding – The Bedford, London
  • Hue & Cry – The Robin2, Bilston, Wolverhampton
  • Baz Warne (The Stranglers) – The Albany, Coventry
  • John Power (The LAs, Cast) – Coxs Yard, Stratford Upon Avon
  • Editors – The Flapper & Firkin, Birmingham
  • The Twang – The Flapper & Firkin, Birmingham
  • Shed Seven – The Institute, Birmingham
  • The Mock Turtles – 02 Academy, Birmingham
  • Jon Gomm – The Garage, London
  • Caroline Alexander – The Forum, London
  • Dan Smith (Bastille) – The Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
  • Captain – The Institute, Birmingham
  • Edwina Hayes – The Marrs Barr, Worcester
  • Phil Bates (ELO) – The Marrs Barr, Worcester
  • The Stranglers/Mike Marlin – 02 Academy Leeds
  • The Stranglers/Mike Marlin – Alhambra Theatre, Dunfermline
  • The Stranglers/Mike Marlin – 02 Academy, Glasgow
  • The Stranglers/Mike Marlin – 02 Academy, Liverpool
  • The Stranglers/Mike Marlin – Rock City, Nottingham
  • The Stranglers/Mike Marlin – The Corn Exchange, Cambridge
  • The Stranglers/Mike Marlin – The Roundhouse, London
  • The Stranglers/Mike Marlin – 02 Academy, Birmingham 
  • The Stranglers/Mike Marlin – 02 Academy Oxford
  • The Stranglers/Mike Marlin – Pyramid Centre, Portsmouth
  • The Stranglers/Mike Marlin – The Engine Shed, Lincoln
  • The Stranglers/Mike Marlin – The Dome, Brighton
  • The Stranglers/Mike Marlin – 02 Academy, Bristol
  • The Stranglers/Mike Marlin – The Assembly, Leamington Spa
  • The Stranglers/Mike Marlin – G-Live Guildford
  • The Stranglers/Mike Marlin – 02 Academy Newcastle 
  • The Stranglers/Mike Marlin – 02 Academy Sheffield
  • The Stranglers/Mike Marlin – 02 Academy Manchester
  • The Stranglers/Mike Marlin – Margritte, Lessines, France
  • The Stranglers/Mike Marlin – Le Splendid, Lille, France
  • The Stranglers/Mike Marlin – Le Chabada, Angers, France
  • The Stranglers/Mike Marlin – Le Liberte, Rennes, France
  • The Stranglers/Mike Marlin – CC John Lennon, Limoges, France
  • The Stranglers/Mike Marlin – Rock School Barbey, Bordeaux, France
  • The Stranglers/Mike Marlin – Le Bikini, Toulouse, France
  • The Stranglers/Mike Marlin – Rockstore, Montpellier, France
  • The Stranglers/Mike Marlin – Espace Julien, Marseille, France
  • The Stranglers/Mike Marlin – Le Transbordeur, Lyon, France
  • The Stranglers/Mike Marlin – The Olympia, Paris, France
  • The Stranglers/Mike Marlin – Bol D’or, Magny-Cours, France
  • The Stranglers/Mike Marlin – Big Band Cafe, Herouville France
  • The Stranglers/Mike Marlin – C-Club, Berlin, Germany
  • The Stranglers/Mike Marlin – Fabrik, Hamburg, Germany
  • The Stranglers/Mike Marlin – Luxor, Koln, Germany
  • The Stranglers/Mike Marlin – Live Club, Milan, Italy
  • The Stranglers/Mike Marlin – Scene, Vienna, Austria
  • The Stranglers/Mike Marlin – Rock Club, Prague, Czech
  • The Stranglers/Mike Marlin – Tivoli, Utrecht, Belgium
  • The Stranglers/Mike Marlin – Het Depot, Leuven, Belgium
  • IPO Festival, Cavern Club, Liverpool
  • Moseley Folk Festival, Birmingham
  • B91 Festival, Solihull
  • Greenbelt Festival, Corby
  • Firm Foundations Festival, Hemel Hempstead
  • Leamington Peace Festival
  • Birmingham Arts Fest, The Mailbox, Birmingham
  • Roots and Branches Festival, Dudley Castle
  • Normanton Folk Festival
  • Sutton Coldfield Folk Festival
  • In A Man’s World (2004)
  • Malc Evans (Guitar, Bass, Vocals)
  • Steve Skidmore (Guitar, Bass, Vocals, Production)
  • Ginger Wildheart
  • Nathan Connelly (Snow Patrol)
  • Nick Ingram (Editors, The Twang, James Morrison)
  • Enrique Iglesias
  • Anastacia
  • Sarah Whatmore
  • Mike Marlin
  • Jim Macaulay (Drums, The Stranglers)
  • Anthony Harty (The Style Council)
  • Vix (Fuzzbox)
  • Alex Kane (Life, Sex & Death, Enuff Z NUff)
  • Dan Simons (Viola)
  • Matt Bennett (Drums)
  • Paul Bennett (Bass)
  • John Chivers (Drums)

My main focus these days is songwriting and producing new music for artists – however I am still known to do the occasional live gig when I am promoting an album or project. 

ORIGINAL MUSIC FOR ARTISTS, AD AGENCIES OR COMPANIES LOOKING FOR SOMETHING A LITTLE SPECIAL

AN HONEST GUY

It's all probably down to my Mum and Dad for bringing me up the way I am but I like to do open, transparent and honest business. I respect other peoples music and I hope people will respect what I have created. I run a very simple process... 1) Get in touch first and foremost and discuss with me whether you are interested in using one of my existing songs or whether you want me to create something unique for you. 2) Between us we will work out the best solution in regards to copyright and usage rights.