He has been a popular player on the north west scene for many years now after falling in love with jazz as a young teen whilst rooting through his parents' record collection. His resulting obsession with drums, black american music and records endures today! He is a sensitive accompanist and plays regularly with many of the UK's leading lights such as Pete King, Alan Barnes, Gilad Atzmon, Dave O' Higgins et al and he has been involved in projects with some of the newer school includind Tony Kofi and Soweto Kinch.

He also plays as many gigs that he can with his contemporaries in the North West and of course has his long term residency here at PARRJAZZ.