Music

I have been playing guitar and been in bands of one sort or another for 27 years now. How old does that make me feel? I have decided to share some of this music, partly cos I just can and partly as my gift (ahem) to the world when I'm gone.

 

Click on the images below or on the left navigation bar to listen to some of the classics we produced. If you can stand it.

Pastit (2008 - 2010)

A covers band formed with workmates (Anthony, Laura and Si) when we all worked in Birmingham, just for fun. A great time with great bandmates.

L-R: Me, Anthony and Si in background. Laura on bass just out of shot!

Empire (1992 - 1994)

The last 'serious' band I was in, we wrote our own stuff and believe it or not, did quite well in the Lanarkshire area, winning 2nd place in the 'Battle of the Bands' competition in 1993. It didn't last, but I have largely fond memories. From 1992 to 1994.

L-R: Raouf, Stephen, Philip and Me. Cool beyond belief

Solo Stuff (1989 - 2000)

I made loads of demo's (over 100 songs) in my bedroom and elsewhere using a analogue and digital 4 and 8 track recorders. Here are some of the better ones (the terrible ones are available on request!)

Style never goes out of fashion

School Band (1985 - 1987)

My school band was called Pyias Derias (I was outvoted on that one), and we were considered cool as there were only 2 school bands at that time and I was in both of them. However, that did not translate to a line of groupies waiting their turn.

My first gig ever, Oct 1986. L-R: Grant Miller, Colin MacDonald, Ewan Michell and Me

News!

14/02/2015 135,000 hits

Feck knows what you're all looking at, but thanks anyway

11/11/14 105,000 hits

Thanks again for visiting. Gallery page in back in construction again, back very soon

27/10/2014 Coming up for 100,000 hits!

96, 607 so far, thanks to all who have visited

26/10/2014 Flickr on the earlobe

Have spent more time uploading photos to Flickr than here, please see my Flickr link above to have a look

15/03/14 Time for a Change

Bored of the existing design and too many images on this site, have changed the design completely and moved most of the images to Flickr.

11/12/13 Time for another update

Been a while since I uploaded any photos, will do so soon as I've taken loads recently

11/07/13 Venice ze bus due? (read in German accent)

Took the wife to Venice last month for her 40th for a long weekend, took about 2000 shots, will upload best of this week

06/07/13 TV Stardom!

Well, sort of...a bit...in the sense of 'not at all'. But surpised and pleased that BBC Scotland contacted me and aksed for full resolution versions of some images I have sent them in the past for the 'Your Pictures of Scotland' web pages. They want to display large lightbox images in the BBC reception area and would like to consider using one or more of my images. Really hope they do.

09/05/13 World's Best Site 'Get's Better' Shock

That's it, I have finally finished updating and reorganising my collection. I hope you enjoy and either buy everything or offer me a job at £100k a year. With car. And holidays equivalent to a teacher. And the same working hours.

07/05/13 9th Photo Sold!

I have decided I don't need to go on the Apprentice now, I am a successful entrepreneur on my own. I am quite happy behaving like an arse at home without behaving like that on prime time TV.

22/02/13 REVAMP!

Some photos will be unavailable to view for a while as I remove a lot of the images from this site, there are just too many mediocre ones!

15/02/13 Call me Mr Bailey

I have now sold 8 photos now! I thought it wouldn't change me, but it has. I now wear sunglasses indoors, drive like an arse and the public must not look me in the eye.

Photo Archive

09/01/13 Transferred over photo collection from one hard drive to another, turns out I have 41,600 photos. Too many??

I'm a Pro!

12/12/12 Sold 2 photos! One for $6.00 and one for 10 cents! I'm a pro! A rich pro! That's it, I'm resigning from my job. Today. Definitely...well, maybe....well, I'll give it another 6 months...or a year

LEE-hah!

01/11/12 Now using a new LEE filter system, with 0.9 ND Soft Grad and 0.9 ND Hard Grad slot in filters. Used on the Bamburgh Castle shots, seemed to make a difference but practice will be required!

New Lenses

Sept 2012 Got rid of 18-200mm EF-S and replaced with Canon EF 17-40mm F/4 L USM and Canon EF 70-200mm F/4 L IS USM lenses - brilliant to use, much improved image quality

99% done!

02/01/12 I have uploaded all my images now, just one or two things to do then that's it - the worlds least visited site is complete

Merry Xmas!

25/12/11 Nearly finished uploading the photos

Home page now online
19/12/11 It's mid-December, it's feckin freezing and I am now online! It's not even nearly finished but enjoy anyway

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