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The personal Site of an "old skool" Pianist
LAST UPDATE: December 2018. Wow! - how the years fly by . . .
I was born in Stockport, UK, Heaton Norris to be precise - a pupil of St Annes RC Secondary School where I had my first opportunities to "shine" on piano. I was a busy schoolboy pianist at age 14 for the simply wonderful Joan Bates Dancing School in Stockport, whilst working "daytime job" 11 years in the Newspaper Printing Trade prior to becoming a full time Professional Musician. This was within the grim, archaic walls of The Stockport Advertiser on High Street as a compositor and Linotype Operator, and then 3 years in the much lighter and more airy Stockport Express as a Linotype Operator. I remember sitting at a Linotype Machine in The Stockport Advertiser one day - aged about 20, - breathing in graphite dust from space bands and Ogdens Walnut pipesmoke from the old Desert Rats working as Compositors - and thinking "is this it? is this all I will ever do now until I'm 65?" Thankfully I've had a fulfilling life as a Musician, Magician for Children, Touring Marionette Cabaret, - we worked the Cheshire Party Circuits and brought our kids up in an affluent Cheshire town.
My musical creativity and dexterity was a "seed" that grew into a "flower" from when I was age 14 playing piano for Joan Bates in Stockport, to age 30 when I'd had enough of the smoke filled rooms, late nights, and observing human nature in general associated with being a Club Organist, Dance Band leader, Seaside Holiday Centre pianist etc. I had in fact played in many Manchester 5-Star Hotels, The Kings Hall, Belle Vue, Manchester (for Joan Bates), and many famous Nightclubs and Dance Halls of the era. Apart from a few Club nights around 1990-91 there was then a total non-musical existence up until the year 2006, but Music, and what it led to has defined my whole life.
In 2006 I became a product of internet and the MP3. Initially being a member of AUDIOSTREET.NET I was also attracted to SOUNDCLICK.COM due to it's (then!!) very active Social standing and groupings. "Soundclick Seniors" certainly pushed along my progress in attempting to regain my pianistic dexterity of my youth - which I now believe has been surpassed. My motivation was partly driven by the belief that God gives talents and abilities to people and it is a "sin" to waste these, plus thoughts of the opportunities my parents, Alice and Bill afforded me with music, - my memories of my music teacher Jessie Davies, and last but not least the huge input into my early life by my Dancing Teacher Aunt Joan G. Bates. Although Music is now a hobby - with Sales of my Music on different Sites I never rule anything out for the future.
Thank You to all the visitors who come to my site . . . I have DOWNLOADS of some of my Original Pieces on Soundclick at $0.75 cents US
CONTACT: email@example.com (not my everyday mail address so please allow a few days.)
Below: Here I play "The House of The Rising Sun" - just as I did at St. Annes RC School, Heaton Chapel, Stockport all those years ago!
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Site last Edited on 15/11/2008