i was born in Cheshire, England. At the age of 8 I moved with MY family to a farm in the Limousin, the rural heart of France.
At 18, I discovered the music of Joan Baez during an English lesson and was blown away by the power and purity of her voice. A door had been opened into a whole new world of music: Baez was soon followed by Dylan, Pete Seeger, folk singers old and new, famous or virtually unknown. I THEN started to perform in local cafés and town halls. ALONGSIDE VARIOUS MUSICIANS and friends, close to home AT FIRST, THEN IN and around BRISTOL, england, I SLOWLY moved from singing covers of well-loved songs to songs of my own written over the course of a few years.
it always seems strange and diffIcult to bind music to one genre alone, or at least i would not know which to choose. i feel like over time my songs have matured into a blend of blues, folk and... french musette (and if you can hear anything else i would be curious to HEAR ABOUT IT!)
IN ANY CASE, THE REASON FOR WHICH I SING AND WISH TO KEEP SINGING IS THE WARMTH THAT COMES FROM REACHING OUT TO PEOPLE, FROM TRYING TO catch that frail and beautiful feeling that music alone can bestow.
AND IF it seems like I haven't been up to much of late, do not be fooled! ok, so maybe I haven't, BUT that doesn't mean I have given up altogether. I'm just no good at keeping the pace required for this tricky business. However if you are a café owner, an events organiser, a musician, a producer (!), or somebody with lots of money - and you are kind and convincing, please don't hesitate to get in touch. Chances are I will say yes xxx
Simon & Garfunkel
Lhasa de Sela
... Frederic Chopin!