My first successful writing collaboration was with poet and long-time friend Nigel Kingscott produced this song, recorded in 1980, called Situations
I met the late Barry (“Baz The Bass”) Gidden in 1974. A highly talented and capable musician, he expertly played guitar, bass, drums, penny whistle and keyboards. We wrote a number of songs – he called them tunes – together over the years, mostly short instrumentals. Here is Cool Plate from 1997, notable for being our first completely digital recording. I’m playing guitar, Baz is playing everything else!
In 1993 I was in The Paradise Club. We recorded a few live performances and studio recordings to make three CD albums. This is a live recording of Huey Lewis’s Hip To Be Square, one of my favourites in our set of soul and R’n’B covers.
The last working band I played in was called Crossfire.
Here we are with a 1994 studio recording of vocalist Paul Jameson’s song This Boy’s Blue,
A new project from me in 2023 is reworking old songs, just for fun. Here is my interpretation of From A Jack To a King, a lovely old country song written by Ned Miller. Covered by many artists from Elvis to Francis Rossi, I hope you like our version. Steve Gamble on vocals, my brother James Furness on drums and mixing desk and me on guitars and bass. I’m hoping to do more as time allows…
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