I was born and raised in Trinidad in the West Indies. A true Island Paradise. Unfortunately in the early 70’s the island took a turn for the worse and at the age of 16 I was put on a plane and sent to the UK where I basically started life over again.
I have always enjoyed working with young people and, as a young man, I seriously thought about becoming a teacher but life took me in a different direction. I’ve run youth football and rugby teams for my sons, taken dozens of kids away to competitions in holiday camps, etc. and basically enjoyed every minute along that journey.
I started playing guitar when I was 12 years old and put my first band together when I was 14 and continued in various bands, learning other instruments and playing and recording all over the UK, for many, many years after. My real musical passion is song writing.
I initially set up the studio to enable me to write backing tracks for my wife and other acts who were performing on the South Wales circuit. Yes, there was life before downloads from Youtube. Sadly a good friend of mine’s father passed away and the expectation was on his daughter to sing at the funeral. A huge pressure to put on a 13 year old. We had a chat and I suggested she record the track so, if on the day she wasn’t up to singing then she could play the recording. This way she wouldn’t feel she had let everyone down. Despite the circumstances, we had a lot of fun recording, which she needed, and that experience made me realise that there may be other young singers who might enjoy the “Recording Experience” and I could help develop and mentor some of the amazing young talent spread all across South Wales. The birth of Home Brewed Recordings.