I am by trade a Document Controller / Technical Assistant, very experienced in working in the UK Engineering (Gas, Process, Energy) Industries for many years.

In my spare time I am Principal Timpani in at least two local orchestras in the Greater Manchester Area, The Manchester Beethoven Orchestra [1] and the Alderley Edge Orchestra [2].

I am passionate about performing the music I love and delight in giving something back to an audience whilst at the same time, raising much needed funds for local charities to help improve the lives of others less fortunate than myself.

I am also Editor for the North West Branch of the Elgar Society [3] a National and International organisation for the appreciation and promotion of the music and life of Sir Edward Elgar, one of England's foremost 20th Century Composers.