- Jam Band
For some time I ran a monthly open mic night at my local bar, that's where the Crown Bar House Band and then Eklectik were started.
I've had my share of health issues, both physical and mental and for some time i'd lost interest in music. It's returning, i'm happy to say.
Playing and singing is important for my wellbeing and it's my aim to make my way through music by performing with the band and recording at my small home studio.
I'm into Streetjelly for the fun mostly and any tips are gratefully received and 100% will be donated to Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland - http://www.chss.org.uk
I can't say i've played or busked much in the streets but i can more likely be found churnin' out songs around a fire out in the countryside.
THE most embarassing moment for me was after travelling 150 miles to perform in a friends' event in Glasgow.
I arrived 2 or 3 hours early and with nowhere in particular to go and not being familiar with the city, i worked my way round a few bars and found one where a very lovely whisky was on offer....
I was there a while!
I somehow made it to the venue and after only a few fumbled chords and forgotten words i knew i couldn't continue. Some mumbled apologies and i left the stage.
The drams were delicious but never again. Not before a gig.
I stick to beer only now ;)
I still have my first guitar. It's a black Fender Squire Bullet and my parents bought it for my 16th birthday. It's not played much now but it will be again. It ended up with a glow-in-the-dark ghost sticker on it so was called 'Spook'.
I currently play a Washburn semi acoustic and have been for nearly 20 years. It's got a lovely rich bass quality so i called it 'Nina' after one of my favourite singers, Nina Simone.