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Accordion, Acoustic Guitar, Background Singer, Bagpipes, Banjo, Bass Guitar, Cello, Clarinet, DJ, Dobro, Drums, Electronic Music, Fiddle, Flute, Harmonica, Harp, Keyboard, Lead Guitar, Mandolin, Other, Other Percussion, Piano, Rhythm Guitar, Saxophone, Steel guitar, Trombone, Trumpet, Ukulele, Upright bass, Violin, Vocalist - Alto, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Soprano, Vocalist - Tenor.


I've been playing alternative/post-punk/gothic rock for about 30 years, first as a bass player, then as a guitarist and latterly as a producer. During that time, I've gigged, toured, recorded and released. Naturally, I've never made any money from it, and don't expect I ever will. And that's really not the point. I make music because I have to, not because I want to, and I want to work with people with the same attitude. I've recently left a longstanding band because I was producing new material and getting a feeble response. I'm interested in working with people who are going to say either 'fu*k! Yeah!' or, ''fu*k! No!' and then present something better we can work on. I am not precious about my ideas, am always interested in compromises and like to be knocked out by the unexpected. At the moment, I'm most interested in meeting vocalists, either to work on a recording-based project or with a view to forming a band. If the latter, I'm going to be interested in guitarists, bassists, keyboard/synthesiser players and drummers. But it's a fu*k-ton of years since I've put a whole band together, and, yeah, COVID, dig?

Screen name:
Member since:
Nov 06 2020
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Moderately Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week


Don't look for a pattern. Pink Floyd; Massive Attack; Dead Can Dance; The Cure; Fields of the Nephilim; The Psychedelic Furs; Cocteau twins; Iron Maiden; The Chameleons; Siouxsie and the Banshees; Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds; Killing Joke; Clan of Xymox; Metallica; Jethro Tull; Future Sound of London; Harold Budd; Led Zeppelin; My Dying Bride; Big Country; Black Sabbath; The Bolshoi; ClockDVA; Danielle Dax; Deep Purple; Depeche Mode; Fleetwood Mac; The God Machine; The House Of Love; Joy Division; The Kinks; Kirsty MacColl; Leonard Cohen; My Bloody Valentine; New Model Army; New Order; Nik Kershaw; The Only Ones; Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark (OMD); Pet Shop Boys; Portishead; Sad Lovers and Giants; Simon and Garfunkel; Simple Minds; Steve Earle & the Dukes; Tangerine Dream; Talk Talk; Tears for Fears; Thin Lizzy; Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers;

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:
Rhythm Guitar:
Lead Guitar:


6 - strings: Yamaha SG 1500 (early 80s); Fender Tele Custom (late 70s); Burns Split Sonic (early 60s); 12 - strings: Yamaha Pacifica (late 90s)
4 - strings: Burns Bison Bass (mid 90s)
Amp: JCM900 head and 4x12 cabinet. Stupidly loud and unsuitable for most applications.