I've been playing in bands for over 25 years now, and played with some great musicians over the years. I've been in original bands and professional function bands and have played gigs all over the UK including the NEC Birmingham and De Montfort Hall in Leicester at the Summer Sundae Festival.
As well as composing music, I have also played on lots of recordings and continue to do so regularly. Below is a small selection of some of the projects and bands I have been involved with...
Free Control was an all originals band which I co-founded in 2006. The band was a mix of different styles and influences and gigged all over the UK. We recorded an EP entitled 'Extended Play' in 2011. The highlight of my time in the band was definitely performing on the main stage at the Summer Sundae Festival at DeMontfort Hall in Leicester in 2009 (see photo). We went our separate ways to pursue other projects in 2013.
Calder McLaughlin is a singer/songwriter based in Leicester. I've been working with Calder since 2014 recording guitar on a number of Calder's originals songs as well as performing as part of the band for live shows. I even appeared as a plasticine character on the video for his 2021 song 'A Man Without a Boat' on which I played Lapsteel guitar. The song was featured as BBC Radio Leicester's 'Track of the Week'.
Since 2014 I have been the lead guitarist for professional function band Echo Drive.
We have performed at hundreds of functions across the UK. A real highlight for me has been performing at Twickenham stadium as part of the post match entertainment in the main fan park. As a huge rugby fan, having the opportunity to be involved in performing after England international rugby matches has been a lot of fun!
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