As music took over my teen years more and more, I played in various bands and the obligatory school band where I met my best mate 'Castles' who played drums.
We played in bands together progressing from covers to our own songs and were lucky enough to get signed and record an album in Italy working with Gareth Jones of Depeche Mode & Erasure fame.
Alas rock stardom eluded us but it was an amazing experience to have got that far.
After a few years away from music, I missed playing live and mentioned this to Castles over a beer one night.
A chance meeting with another old school mate who played bass, led to the three of us forming 'class of 87' - an 80s tribute band.
With my passion for synths and an eclectic mix of gadgets, we were able to take on some of the more challenging songs of the 80s by creating loops & samples to play alongside our live sound of drums, guitar and bass.
We played all over the UK for a number of years, with an impressive list of venues, companies & clients including EE, Holkham Hall, Market Rasen Racecourse, Alexandra Palace, Ascot Racecourse with Nik Kershaw, Grosvenor House with Jimmy Carr & Dara Ó Briain,
Imperial College, Brands Hatch, Haynes Motor Museum, Duxford Air Museum, Royal Horse Atillery, Royal Navy, RAF and many birthdays & weddings.
After many great gigs and memories made, 'Class of 87' took off their Ray-Bans in 2017.