“Without music, life would be a mistake.”
— Friedrich Nietzsche

Being a musician isn't one of those things you really choose to do - it chooses you. Being musical is one of the main ways I make sense of who I am in the world, whether I'm performing, composing, noodling, teaching or just sitting somewhere quietly with a guitar.  Here is the various 'stuff' I get up to as a musician...


Solo >

Me and a guitar and a back catalogue of hundreds of songs about life, the universe and everything. Various recordings, gigs, collaborations, songs from nowhere, commissions and experiments...



Virtuosic a capella quartet featuring Bex Mather, Katherine Zeserson, Sharon Durant and myself. Using only our mouths to make funky grooves, squeaky-bonk and sheer beauty.




The sound of a raucous night out in west Cumbria... Upbeat folk-infused songs with a social conscience to dance to...


The Coast Road

Folk-jazz collective featuring a trio of singer / song-writers (Bethany Elen Coyle, Bex Mather and myself) with a rotating cast of outstanding musicians including Brendan Murphy (percussion), Paul Susans (bass), Paul Edis (piano) and others...


Human Music

A capella octet for special occasions featuring Mouthful and Helen Chadwick, Jon Baker, Sian Croose and Sianed Jones.