Born in Liverpool, UK.

Following a backpacking trip round the world (in 1972), I enjoyed:

6 years in London as a session musician (for
Steve Levine and others); as a musical director (Patti Boulaye and others) and as a talent scout (for Malcolm McLaren). I worked on the Bow Wow Wow project and discovered Annabella!

21 years in Oslo as: a broadcaster (
NRK and Radio 1 for 15 years); a national daily newspaper columnist (Klassekampen for 3 years); a producer of radio commercials and jingles (own studio for 5 years); Promotion Manger (PolyGram Records for 2 years) and as a musician (tours, concerts, studio sessions).

I was also employed as a producer and copywriter for the international advertising agency
Young & Rubicam and worked as a freelancer for other agencies. I wrote the payoff line for a television/cinema advert which won a gold Clio in New York, 1993.

During my time in Norway: I interviewed the then Secretary General of the United Nations (
Boutros Boutros-Ghali, at the United Nations building in New York, 1995) and several Norwegian Prime Ministers. Kjell Magne Bondevik came to my studio to record his party political campaign.

On my return to Liverpool in 2003 I founded
Liverpool Jazz Club. I took a business management diploma (NVQ level 4), a teaching certificate (TEFL) and in 2015 I achieved a BA (Hons.) degree with the Open University.

Some of my Jazz Scene radio shows/interviews can be found