I grew up loving stories and music. I loved to listen to the radio and to records and heard everything from Louis Armstrong to The Goon Show. I also loved to read and devoured books like a crazy girl.
My sister and I had a book of English Traditional Songs. She would play the piano part and I would sing along. It was an endless competition to see who could get to the end first. Pure artistry?
These days, I call myself a singer, performer and song writer. I sing jazz; blues; my own songs; comedy; contemporary songs and all kinds of other things too.
Singing and music is a wild adventure, so it helps to have a piano powered rocket ship to get about.
So hop on board and join me.
I have two favourite projects on the go these days. Both of these are perform anywhere (just about) shows.
* Ballads, Trifles and Further Curious Suitcases - a show of original music -
mainly story songs
* Travelling Minstrel - This is my repertoire of jazz and blues standards;
well known favourites; some eccentric songs thrown in.
Some days you might find me singing in a theatre; a bookshop; out in the street; in some other building or at a market. Come and say hello!