Back to basics

With a 30 year hiatus, not playing keyboards, not singing (except when accompanying a CD or radio), getting back into making music has been a steep learning curve. Times have changed in relation to the ability to record and distribute your own music. The technology has made great advancements and it is so easy for … More Back to basics

From the new world

Arguably one of my all time top 10 pieces of music, Dvorak’s Symphony  No 9 from the New World (New World Symphony) is a tongue in cheek reference to my current thoughts, feelings and ambitions for my own music. More of which I will discuss in this and subsequent posts. Since the early 1980s and my … More From the new world

Scaramouche by Linda

It’s funny how memory works, we each retain our own details and feelings about specific events, places and people. The accounts I have written are my memories, outlined in short blog posts. When I started this blog I asked Linda if she would contribute, this is her account and memories. CAN YOU DO THE FANDANGO? … More Scaramouche by Linda

Promises and Dreams

1983-84 The times were changing and bringing with it new bands, new music and new ideas. Drum machines in the 1980s were great but limited given the lack of other technology. We had decided that if we found a drummer who could really drum, we would make the necessary changes and continue to develop our … More Promises and Dreams


1983 It was clear to Pete, Linda and I that our sound, as the three piece Scaramouche, was missing something. My time and efforts were being put into vocals as was Linda’s and Pete was busy coming up with bass riffs and drum beats that would make our fans want to dance. Mine and Pete’s … More Searching