Influences: Billy Ocean, Luther, Brian Mcknight, John Legend, The Drifters, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Boyz Ii Men, Sting, Mj, Mary J Blige, Whitney, Beyonce, Usher, Bruno, Chris Brown, Ed Sheeran
I am 40 years old, and I am fortunate enough to be a full time tribute/covers artiste, as well as a singer/songwriter. I started singing in Church at an early age, along with playing instruments. I began singing for a living at the age of 32, never believing I was good enough prior to that. My wife encouraged me to try, and we've not looked back! From my 1st gig in a Social Club, I have been blessed to work in some incredible venues Internationally - including the 5* Sensatori Resorts. I was also chosen to support Ray Lewis, lead singer of legendary Motown group The Drifters in April 2017... and led to me being asked to perform with him on a number of occasions as part of the 'Still Drifting' line up - which is an amazing, ongoing experience! I have performed guest spots at large Theatre tours, most recently that of the sensational, Internationally loved Nya King with her show 'The Whitney Houston Live Experience'.
I was hand picked to front a new band 'Apollo Gold' - a wedding/corporate band exclusively managed by Apollo Live Entertainment. I did enjoy this for a while, but my solo diary didn't permit for me to commit to the band full time...
I perform 4 solo shows:
*A Tribute To The Legends Of Soul and Motown Show
*For The Love of Luther Tribute Show
*Old Skool Flava - Classic 80's and 90's RnB Show
*Ocean Devotion - Billy Ocean Tribute Show
I released my debut single 'I See You' in September 2016, written about our journey with Fibromyalgia (a little known condition my wife suffers with), donating profits from sales (and since raising over £4000) to Fibromyalgia Action UK, for research into this cruel disease.
In 2018 I was scouted to be a talent judge on BBC One - Prime time show All Together Now, which was aired in 2019. It was hosted by Rob Beckett, and Geri Halliwell was head judge. It was great fun, and gave me an appetite for more of this kind of work! I have just finished recording another show for BBC, and look forward to further possibilities!
I am currently writing my 1st album and I am looking for opportunities within the music industry to raise further funds to complete this.
I am available for live performances and session work to enable me to continue my musical journey!