I continued teaching guitar for a few years, until finding premises to be able to teach drums in 2005, settling at The Old Vicarage in Wakefield, and where I am still based some 15 years later! Always keen to dabble with any instrument I can get my hands on, I bought my first alto saxophone around this time. Initially just for my own enjoyment (and spent long periods in its case), some years down the line it came out of its case one day and its new home was the stand, for regular access! In my normal manner, it became an obsession with the instrument. Moving onto tenor and baritone sax, I now play regular with orchestral and big bands.
Since turning “pro” in 2003, music has been my full time job; teaching and playing. I have played hundreds if not thousands of gigs, original and covers, including tribute bands to bands like ACDC, Iron Maiden, Slade, Pink Floyd, Motorhead, Metallica and Slayer. I’ve played as a full time member in a number of local rock covers bands, and been a guest “dep” musician, standing in for their regular players to dozens of bands; covers and original.