Of all three projects
Shakatak started to take off big time so I devoted my time
to the band. We became famous in England, Japan and Europe.
I made three albums with Shakatak: Driving Hard, Nightbirds
and Invitations and the later two went Gold. I left after the
third album to work freelance but did work with them occasionally
on other albums and tours.
Straight after Shakatak I toured with Imagination and then Gary Numan. I also
recorded one album with Gary, “Machine and Soul”.
In between the tours which I loved doing I released
a solo record. The song was called “I Believe in Dreams” it
was first released in 1985 on Fanfare Records which was run
by Simon Cowell. I
re-recorded the track with Almighty Records in 1997.
I was also featured on some dance tracks with a band called Midnight Sunrise.
The tracks were “On The House” and “In At The Deep End”.
These were released in 1986 on Nightmare Records.
In 1987 I recorded a duet
with Paul Carrack ( lead singer with Mike and the Mechanics), called" When
You Walk in the Room" which was released
In the 90’s I was featured on and co-wrote a track called “Kingdom
of Love” by Massivo, released on Debut.
1986 I started writing my own songs and had my first
cover in 1987 with American artist Micky Howard. The
song was called “Baby Be Mine” and went
to number 5 in the American Soul charts. I co-wrote this song with Ashley
Ingram, songwriter and bass player from Imagination.
I signed a publishing deal with Warner Chappell Music
in 1993 and have had songs covered with artists worldwide.
Check out the CV page under songs covered.
In 1993 I had my son Zach and stopped touring to do session
work. I have sung on many chart records including Elton John,
Celine Dion and Cher, and have been heard on many radio and
tv jingles and adverts. Check out the CV page.
In July 2003 I joined a band called The New London Choral.
We recorded a Live album in Holland in September 2003 where
the band have been established for 15 years. The music is unlike
anything I have done before, It’s classical. I have written
one lyric on the new album. The album is called The Young mendelssohn.
Check out The New London Chorale web http://drive.to/nlc
I have just finished recording a solo album of songs with
a spiritual, inspirational, and devotional nature in the lyric.
The songs chosen were written over a twelve year period, and
the musical flavour of the tracks varies from soul, funk, gospel,
blues and jazz. I feel privileged to have worked on this project
with some of the finest musicians in the UK, and the album
is richer in spirit for their contribution. I have sent out
samples of tracks already recorded and have received some wonderful
endorsements, see the album page for
information and to order copies.