I love music. Whilst growing up, I listened to Abba, The Carpenters, my Mum's musical soundtrack albums (Annie Get Your Gun, My Fair Lady etc...) and whatever music my Dad had borrowed that week from the library, which was anything from Cat Stevens, Pink Floyd or Jean Michel Jarre. Eventually I began finding music for myself after being introduced to Top Of The Pops on TV. I was curious and wanted to know how music was made and started writing material at the age of 16; after teaching myself the keyboard and guitar. At the age of 22, I bought a synthesizer. Its versatility and inventiveness inspired me to study and acquire some Sound Engineering qualifications, which I then used to get into university. As a result, I obtained a degree in English and Music. I'm influenced mainly by Eighties music and production techniques. I believe that melody is as important as production. Many decent melodies have been ruined in the past by a poor production and many good productions have been ruined by a poor melody.
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