This website is something that I pondered long over whether or not to put up.

I'm not crazy about the domain name, but hey, it serves the purpose I guess.

It's weird to put something like this on the Internet and think that anyone would actually care to read it...but I guess that's not the point. I think that the people that I have met and enjoyed their company have left a mark on me that will never leave, and that's good. This site is for many reasons. 

There is a method to the madness of life, and when you finally figure out what's important to you and what is superfluous, there comes a time to do what you feel you have to.

Seems as we get older there are a lot more Goodbye's then there are Hello's ... this I guess is my way of helping to keep the memories after the goodbye.

I have reached the stage in my life that I really now would like to share "my" music with anyone who wants to listen.  

But it's not really mine ..it's sparsed  with Mick Box and Ken Hensley, and influences from the people from the net, and life experiences and too much to go into. It's deeply personal, and it's something that will be here for whatever reason.

As one of the webmasters at the Uriah Heep website, it has afforded me the chance to meet a great many marvelous musicians. These people are just heep-fans and web-people I have met over the years. They come from all walks of life, they have all kinds of different occupations and the original common bond that we had was the music of Uriah Heep, and secondly the desire to communicate with each other with our talents whatever they may be.

I have been fortunate enough to have been able to play music with these people ..A real treat was to be able to play with John Lawton both on recorded materials and live in 1999 and again in 2000, and then performing with the John Lawton Band at the Magician's Birthday Party in London in 2003. Those experiences will stay with me forever. He has become a wonderful friend.

Playing music with these fine people is something that we have been doing for almost 6 years now, beginning with 4 small track tape decks and graduating to 8-16 track digitals and every conceivable method of recording in-between.

 

What a great ride it's been ..what a chance to perform with and enjoy the company of so many people ..so many talented people that simply live their lives as you and I do.

The story of my getting back into music began in 1995 when I discovered Uriah Heep on the internet. Like so many fans, I had thought they were gone, and that the legacy of the band would remain with me, but there was no one to share it with. Little did I know that I would start a chapter in my life that would engulf my very being...it's been marvelous.

It's something to be able to share your music, or your life history with people you don't know.

The net lets us all reach out, to share, to create and to stay in touch world-wide.

Music that one makes is a very personal thing. It comes deep from within, and if you are able (and that is not always the case) to make music with people that are on the same wavelength as you, it's a wonderful feeling.

This is how it happened to me. I was able through the magic of the early internet to meet up and to ultimately perform with fellow musicians that sometimes seemed to know exactly where I was in my feelings.

Recording at home, we all had the time to "tweak" and to do the music the best way we felt it could be. It was both exhilarating and humbling as these people played their hearts out over the years.

To date, I have been fortunate to record on over 90 songs with others. Many of them are listed here. Some were written by me, some by a collaboration with others, and some were sent to me from people that wrote them for my additions to them.

I am continuing to write and record both alone and with these (and newer) fine people.

If you're a "player" or "writer" and someone responds to your music, that's like the icing on the cake ... that's something you never forget, and I have to thank the people who have responded favorably in the regard that some of the music I have done touched them in some way.

I guess that's what it's all about.