This website desperately needs updating. A reworked site is in progress, but things may look a little sparse around here and some links are probably broken. A new site should be live in a month or so. In the meantime, check out my new venture, The Blind Man’s Workshop at theblindmansworkshop.com. The portfolio of projects that used to reside here have moved over there, as have many of my articles concerning electronics and woodwork. Thanks for your continued support.
, Born in the mid 90s and raised in the South West of the UK, as a child I developed a keen interest in music with a number of influences. I grew up listening to a vast range of genres from 60s rock n’ roll to mainstream pop, from 70s easy listening to 80s classics, 90s grunge, 0s hiphop and everything in-between. In my ‘teens I discovered a love for classic rock, which remains with me to this day, though I’ll listen to almost anything and my tastes vary widely.
Aged six I picked up my first guitar and a year or so later took a couple of piano lessons, though it wasn’t until aged nine that I began to take playing seriously. An opportunity was presented to take some drum lessons and I completed a two-year course during my final years of primary education before continuing self-taught.
My interest in music led to an interest in the equipment used to play it. From a very young age I began to disassemble surplus electronic devices – mainly hi-fi stereo systems – to discover how they worked. I’d eventually learn to repair, modify and design them from scratch. To this day my downtime is often spent at a workbench bringing a broken piece of equipment back to life.
Naturally an interest in electronics led to an interest in computing and with my first computer in 2003 I learned the ins and outs of software and later hardware. In 2009 a good friend taught me the basics of web authoring and having authored my first website I then moved on to learn advanced application and web programming. Both interests would eventually lead to careers as a software programmer and then as a writer in the technology field.
Having left college I became a software programmer but despite success in the programming field I decided to instead pursue my dream of a music career. These days I am involved in many projects including musical ventures, authoring blogs, mechanical engineering and electronics design. I’m always looking forward to the next opportunity whatever it may be.