Funkules by nature, I'm a Londoner born and bred & a force to be reckoned with.
After many years as a jobbing actor & singing & playing instruments all my life,I wrote my first song,too late, in 2000 - finally realising that you can be autonomous as a singer/songwriter.
I’ve been on an eclectic musical journey: My 1st band HERCULES delivered soulful rock with a retro vibe. My 2nd band The Easy Tigers gave alt-jungular r&b countrydelica. A 2nd album offered piano driven storytelling with full band & Memphis Horns inspired horns (prod. & arr. by me.)
As a lyricist, my strength is an ability to inhabit the mind of the protagonist,to speak the unspoken,to draw in the listener. Sometimes darkly humorous, every song I write is infused with experience & raw emotion. Musically & lyrically,I draw on wells as deep as Joni, Aretha, Otis, Kate, Tom.
The Impossible Dream EP 2018 brought a darker, punchier feel through collaboration with among others, producer Arthur Pingrey and Love Hangover EP, with paired back instrumentation bathes the listener in layered, panned vocals & a wash of guitars to chill to.
Since then I've been exploring Nu Disco, Funky House, Pop Rock - the sonic options are endless…
The truth is key. Be true to yourself and others and the rest will fall into place.
“Hercules’ storytelling and delivery suggests that Joni Mitchell may have been a formative influence, but the songs feel original and personal. Major labels spend a lot of cash promoting lesser acts – so take a listen.”
— Guitar & Bass Review