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About me

Music has been a passion and driving force in my life for as long as I can remember & I have been involved in making music for over 20 years.

As a working musician I have played well over 1000 gigs in all kinds of venues from pubs to clubs & large corporate events in the UK and Europe. I have worked with many bands both writing/producing original material and working function bands.

I studied music technology at Leeds College of Music & have also studied music theory, although I am a big believer that bass guitar lessons should be about making music rather than studying scales.

I know how a bass works too, with help from respected guitar luthier Gordon Whitham, founder of Gordon Smith Guitars, I hand made a bass guitar. A custom Musicman Stingray, which is still my preferred gigging bass.

I also compose & produce music, in 2001 I put a load of songs online with the vocal tracks removed and set up Headjog Music a online business selling stock music for T.V and multimedia. I ended up selling my tunes to the likes of  Computer Arts, Sony, Granada T.V, Phones 4U & the BBC.

sweetpea music  I’m currently on bass & acoustic guitar for Sweetpea Music,  I’m still developing and learning as a musician & I enjoy passing on musical skills to anyone with an interest.  I can help you to develop as a bass player & musician whether you are a beginner or have been playing for a number of years.  My experience as a working musician means I understand all the aspects of playing in a band or recording in a studio.

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