As a saxophonist, during the mid 80's establishes himself as a popular choice for successful pop groups of the day and goes on to play with many hugely successful acts including UK pop phenomena 'Bros' and 'Take That'.
Moves to Thailand in 2002 which is largely the setting for his first auto-biographical memoir 'Beyond The Comfort Zone' based partly upon his experiences there.
Fiction writing influences from a style perspective; Mario Puzo, Martin Cruz Smith, James Clavel and any great adventure writers.
Non fiction influences. Engaging writing from the likes of Clive James and David Niven as well as beating the odds true adventure such as 'Into Thin Air' and 'Touching the Void'