Playing guitar in local bands from 1969 with Mike Fisk and Jim Adam - Passing Clouds, Rheotorical Question and Siege Gun is the beginning of this guitar story. Early gigs were Scout Halls, Youth Clubs all with the amps (WEM Dominator) turned to max by the end of the first number. Blues, Hendrix, Santana and Cream - anything we could cover. Headed to London in 1972 and was asked by Bob Halfin of Chrysalis to rehearse with UFO when Larry Wallis departed - Phil Mogg, Pete Way & Andy Parker - then Bernie Marsden came along. Meeting up with Rory Gallagher at a Pizza restaurant in Earls Court Road in 72 he suggested 'always practice on acoustic guitar and and it will improve your live electric playing' - I think he was right. Elkie Brooks (Vinegar Joe) at the Marquee said she liked my flowing locks (mostly gone now). Also shared a few beers (and Drambuie) with Brewers Droop at 'The Ship' Wardour Street in 72/73 (they had not a bad guitarist with a strange picking style!) Late 70s playing bass with Sirkus (Alan & Les Key) and then Flyer (Ronald MacDonald, Martin Shaw, Janice Millar, John Fitzpatrick & Bill Innes), resulted in a new direction of funk & jazz rock. Flyer tapes will be on digital soon. Had fun as crew for Genesis on the 'Then There Were Three' tour. The journey on this CD is solo material from 1969 - 1997. I play all guitars and bass on the CD and had access to Carlton Amps range of Camel Full Tubes. The Camel has 2 humps (both giving overdrive/sustain). I use the FT 50 on all tracks with a Strat Plus and a Washburn Custom semi all maple HB35. I play a 1976 Fender Jazz Bass on all the tracks. Stevie is on vocals and has the classic rock voice. Pete Agnew of Nazareth says, 'Some of the chord work reminds me of the angry guitars of the early 80s' This is a live mix recorded at Stevie's Workshop and Discovery Studios Dundee Thanks to CDbaby - Bill.
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