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So far...

It's a pleasure to meet you here in this cyberspace. I don't know if you ever look here, I can onlyassume you have. 

I've always sung (I'm told) but my first venture into the passion of music was the guitar. I hurtled down that rabbit hole faster than if chased by a fox. I won't lie, I'd always wanted to be Kurt Cobain, raw, loud and misunderstood. For some reason, I wasn't allowed to copy and paste Kurt Cobain, I had to be myself. That journey began with performances of musicals Les Miserables, Jesus Christ Superstar and Rocky Horror Show, followed by musical education at Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts (LIPA) and Institute of Contemporary Music Performance (ICMP).

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Composing...

This is me playing with LOWLY HOUNDS, one of a handful of bands that I put together whilst in hot pursuit of rock 'n roll glory. Fortunes remained elusive but rock and roll never lets you down; it was my companion and spirit guide when fronting my bands Ivan And The Wolves, Nick Varey's Bad Moon Band and LOWLY HOUNDS. It whisked my bandmates and I around the globe to Brazil, France, Norway, Italy and USA, for tours and gigs.

Despite the need for an outlet for angst, there

had always remained within a fascination in the tender, subtle and sublime. As a child I was thrilled when discovering the music of Nobuo Uematsu (Final Fantasy series), Edvard Grieg's The Planet Suite, and Beethoven. When I first watched American Beauty and heard Thomas Newman's score, a figment of a dream begin to emerge...

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WRITING AND VAREY TALES...

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I'd always loved writing; the feeling of being drawn into a world, of inheriting beautifully flawed characters and following their journeys. It's a great honour.

In 2019, I began to write in association with Hinged.Press of Medium. The concept was simple, a story a week based on a one-word prompt...

In 2020, there was a small global pandemic. I needed somewhere to take my whirring mind.