Trumpet from the age of 10 via father via SA. Later with Alan Stringer RLPO & first pro gig at 18 with the RLPO and also playing with British Rail Edge Hill Band under Bob Dean. RNCM under John Dickenson/Howard Snell also joining Manchester CWS Band under Frank Renton. To London to play with the Royal Opera Covent Garden, later also with BBCSO, LSO, RPO, Philharmonia, LPO, Wren, Ulster, Scottish Chamber, London Bach, Saddlers Wells, West End Shows.
Became endorsee as soloists with DEG trumpets and presented a prototype by hand from Don Getzen himself. Very early retirement from pro trumpet to write/compose, build studio. 60 + music track ad's for TV commercials inc. Nike, The Times, Wriggleys, Smarties, Ibuleve, The Post Office, Guinness, Classic fm idents.
Own publishing Co Elms Publishing with over 150 works and arrangements for Brass Band @ the 4barsrest shop.
Commissions from the RAF for their centenary in 2018 premiered at the Albert Hall with sold out audience of 2547 hosted by Carol Vorderman broadcast BBC1 and Radio 2. Special commissions for FNIMN Radio 2 with the BBCCO.
6 feature films, one restoration newly composed for the silent film horror classic "Nosferatu". Author of "Technically Graded Exercises for valved Brass" published Faber and originally used for the Trinity Exam Brass Syllabus.
Currently had work chosen for the 2023 area 1st section set piece.