1952 – Born 16th October
1963 – First guitar lesson from Dad
1964 – Continues to teach self
1967 – First gigs with Dad’s dance band
1968 – Formed Syrinx
1969 – Formed Diversion
1970 – Formed Factory
1974 – Left Factory
1975 – Played in various jazz, reggae and rock bands
|1977 – Joined prog band England
1978 – Quit England and rock music, Got into folk and world music, Did studio session work for ads and C&W bands
1982 – Joined Uncle John’s Band, a very popular Worthing/Shoreham based band, all multi-instrumentalists, playing a wide variety
of genres, including English and Irish folk, Americana, blues and jazz. Took up button accordion and played melodeon for Sompting Village Morris Dancers.
1986 – Formed Tarring Village Band, playing what a church band might play for a village hop. Instruments included cello, bassoon, euphonium, recorders and crumhorn!
1991 – Formed the MudBugs, popular Cajun and Zydeco dance band; played accordion and sang in Cajun-French.
1999 – Uncle John’s Band disbanded
2000 – Formed Pablo, which downsized to become Pablito
2003 – Moved to France. Played in bars and fêtes, singing and playing guitar.
2009 – Returned to England (the country, not the band), Continued depping at barndances and functions, playing accordion and guitar.
2010 – Formed Hopdogs
2014 – Reunited with Tone and Laurie
2015 – Whole of Factory reunited. March – Covert operations in France with Factory. 16th of October – Reunion gig with Factory
at the Carlisle in Hastings
2015-2016 – Work on Factory album at Broadoak Studios
2015+ - Gigging with Factrio (the UK wing of Factory,) and the Saucy Flapdragons (a popular mid-Sussex function band) and continues to gig with the Hopdogs and the Rude Mechanicals.
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