Like numerous other singers of the mid-sixties, I learned my trade on the Mecca Dance Hall circuit, which led to offers of sessions with the BBC.
For many years, I worked with bands and orchestras at various venues: with a twenty-piece orchestra, crammed into The Opposite Lock Club, Birmingham, to Fairfield Hall, in Croydon and The Chichester Festival Theatre, sometimes finding myself supporting artists like Lulu and Cilla Black.
I've been very fortunate to have worked with extremely talented musicians, and directors such as Brian Fahey and Malcolm Lockyer. One session included Marion Montgomery and her husband, Laurie Holloway ...... wonderful!
Ths music and composers that have influenced me the most, are represented on this CD: the melodies, the simple, yet so-effective lyrics, combine to express the ever bitter-sweet wonders of being in love. I'm sure you know what I mean.
And so, with a final touch of genius, from Colin Campbell and his music, here it is ....... 'Lovers Songbook'.