Blues for ChasAbout 3 weeks ago (Feb 2012) i found out that my old buddy Chas Hooper, proprietor of the greatest drum shop in the Pennines, had passed away at the untimely age of just 69. This is my tribute to Chas: all round great bloke and top musician.
A French Romance Lament for LemansI've been a motor racing fan for as long as I can remember - I grew up listening to Murray Walker on the BBC. About a year ago I saw a documentary on the Le Mans disaster of 1955 - a very sad event that seems to almost have been forgotten - the documentary was on the BBC and beautifully and respectfully done. I woke the next morning and wrote this. My music teacher at the time told me that it sounds like some old standard he knows, but for me it's just a piece of music fro the heart.