I am a natural 'tune smith' and have written over 300 songs ( it's a long story). I have also become an accomplished 'lyricist' as a result of leading a very varied life. After leaving the business world (England & Canada) I've done all sorts of jobs, mainly manual, and these different experiences have been central to producing the book of songs.






A singer or band to do a mixture of my social comment songs and personal songs. I've set aside 30 songs (15 of each type) to kick start this project.

Here are some samples of these songs

Until The Next Time A Man of Words
The Right Thing To Do The Modern Life
Somebody's Daughter Just Be There
Rich Kids Playing Safe is Dangerous

I’ve multi-tracked these demos, which I sing myself,
so that the original tune is clear.

If you are a singer or band and this project
interests you, contact me and I'll send you a demo CD and more information: 

Tel:020 8337 9214

Here are some Lyric Extracts
Until The Next Time   She’s learned her lesson, she’s not signing up to love again soon
Now she knows the banks foreclose, they don’t ask questions
They don’t care who did the dirty on who
They just want their money, all they care about is money
They don’t care if you live or die
Theirs is not to reason why
Your cry for help means nothing to them
They just want their pound of flesh

The Modern Life   Food is full of chemicals, governments full of clowns
Doing the dirty work for the big boys in town
Money moves around the world chasing newer slaves
God gave up religion, moved into the stock exchange.
Rich Kids  

Rich kids living off the fat of the land
Rich kids taking it all for granted
Rich kids they know that daddy’s always there
Rich kids pick up the phone and the cheque will appear
They’ve got the smile, that says they know they’ve got it made
From the cradle to the grave, you can’t mistake ‘em,
I hate ‘em, I hate 'em

A Man of Words  

He's a modern politician, a master of his craft
He's got a Ph.D. in doublespeak
Never been known to give a straight answer
You'll never know what he really believes.

Playing Safe is Dangerous  

I used to worry that things wouldn’t work out right
And I was right, they didn't
I used to think I couldn't live without you
Did everything I could to make it all nice

The Right Thing To Do  

Harry Patch left a legacy
We still went to war as we do usually
Harry said war is a waste of time
Mr. Blair said it’s alright, God is on our side
It’s the right thing to do
The right thing to do


Here are extracts of some other songs in varied styles - again it's me multi tracked and singing [except for songs 1-4 Rena Prior].

1. Mr. Makebelieve 
2. I Got Lucky
3. Love Isn't Waiting
4. Don't Know How to Say Goodbye
5. As Long as You Love Me
6. One Law For All
7. Christmas Like
8. When The Party's Over
9. Back Among The Living
10. Got it Bad
11. Fly Away
12. Funny Old Life
13. First Prize
14. Volcano
15. Friday Night
16. This Can't Be Right
17. The Couscous Song
18. You Have The Right
19. Not For Anything
20. Please Help Me
21. Not Me
22. Love Is More Than This
23. The Right Kind Of Love
24. Why Would I

In some of my songs you will here a jazz influence as that is where I started as a kid - I had a small combo in my teens, before playing soul, pop rock etc.

I also have a library of instrumental pieces; some have been used in films

Here are a few examples

 Ramp it up Streets ahead
Kites Departure
Cool It Cellars
Good for me Bit of a turn up
These extracts demonstrate my ability to create in many different styles. I have written to demand for several local films, rehearsal bands, a marionette show in France and other situations.
I will always come up with something melodic and appropriate, to enhance visuals, either for stage, film, TV, adverts etc.


In my teens and early 20s I was an amateur jazz musician whilst my career was in business management [UK & Canada]. Having written 40 songs, I decided to quit the business world to see how well I could write, if I gave it my full attention.

To support myself I've done dozens of different jobs including warehouse work, lorry and van driving, ice-cream man, studio sound engineer, gigging musician, builder [France 6 years] plus short stints as a cook, driving instructor, progress chaser, on a road gang and, painter/decorator and working in the vineyards. In addition to my personal songs, many songs reflect these varied experiences in the form of social comment, and telling the story of other peoples' lives

I've also written several short stories, poems and film scripts and two books.
In recent years I've been involved with local film-making, mainly producing documentaries for community projects and charities. At the same time I've been involved with local projects connected with health and environment issues, and local politics.

Please contact me if any of these songs or ideas interest you. I live in south London.

Tel: 020 8337 9214 / e-mail: / LinkedIn