GUITARIST, SONGWRITER..HIRED GUN.
I started playing guitar at school (Christopher Wren in Shepherds bush) when i was 13, mum and dad bought me a "Raver" guitar from a shopping "pay weekly" brochure.
My two brothers did the same and got me a small "Leo" amplifier..that was it...i was away.
Strumming away for an hour in my bedroom every day,putting on Led Zeppelin/Black Sabbath/Journey songs on the record player..playing along and learning tricks etc from these guys.
First school band "Stroller"..but didn't go anywhere until at 16, formed a rock band called "Thunderchild"
this went on for 4 years playing debut gig at Shepherds Bush pub The Trafalgar"
then, after a few more gigs and some recording..went off to L.A. to team up with a rhythm section out there, and won the "Battle of the Bands" contest at Gazzaries club on the Sunset Strip.