Biography

I was a 'would be' singer from early on and started to perform in public (first miming to records as a comedy act and then singing) from the age of 18 in the 50's. I sang and accompanied myself with guitar as a solo act initially and then as well as part of a duo and then a trio until the mid 80's, though I never played in a band per se. I performed until I was in my early fifties and then never sang a note until three years ago, when my son bought me a Mac with built in Garageband and the bug bit me again. I have come to know that with age the voice does deteriorate and especially so when it's not used regularly; though I'm pleased that although it will never be what it once was, it has definitely improved since I took up singing and playing again on line. Even so, I sometimes have to wait a few days until my voice is better suited for certain songs. Also having performed most of my adult life for all kinds of people in all kinds of venues, I had to sing whatever suited the audience at the time, which has left me swapping various genres as the moment takes me, song-wise. Until my re-emergence I had previously only written two songs; one in my teens and the other in my 30's, so when I began posting on line, is when I began writing my own material seriously.
Performing on line though really woke me up to the fact that it's not good enough to be able to perform, but we also have to be a kind of 'technician' in order to mix/ record etc. and it's been quite an eye-opener for me; in fact I admit I have a very long way to go in that respect.
Having joined iCompostions I hope you will enjoy my music as much as I'm sure I will enjoy listening to others here.

Music rss

Title Genre Released Plays
Angels World Feb 17, 2017 244
Remember Me Pop Sep 22, 2016 221
Been a Long Time Pop Jul 12, 2016 299
Something's Changing Other Dec 9, 2015 313
Try To Remember Pop May 24, 2015 510
A Christmas Dream Holiday Dec 13, 2014 615
Faded Flowers (with Paul F.Page) Spoken Word Nov 30, 2014 536
Autumn Concerto Other Nov 15, 2014 619
Breakin' Barriers Pop Nov 1, 2014 524
Faith R&B Sep 14, 2013 1044
Warm Silver Moon Other Aug 30, 2013 4162
In Mellow Tone Jazz Aug 15, 2013 512
Only In Dreams Childrens Aug 4, 2013 729
I Have Dreamed Other Jul 19, 2013 697
The Singer Country Jul 12, 2013 512
Glad I Found You Latin Jun 30, 2013 1196
I'll Always Love You Other Jun 23, 2013 777
He's The Jazzman Pop Jun 15, 2013 729
My Funny Valentine Collab Other Jun 8, 2013 788
Shine Your Light Other May 22, 2013 578
I Had A Dream. Collab Other May 18, 2013 672
Monets' Garden Other May 5, 2013 892
Moonglow Pop Apr 18, 2013 1071
Champ Elysees Jazz Apr 11, 2013 710
Love is Blind Pop Mar 31, 2013 863
Willow Weep For Me Collab Blues Mar 26, 2013 1095
Lost Loves' Lament Other Mar 13, 2013 1309
Hold On Pop Mar 2, 2013 637
Friends R&B Feb 10, 2013 628
Of Summers Gone Other Jan 31, 2013 563
I'm Feeling Stronger. Other Jan 20, 2013 975
Tell Me Jazz Dec 28, 2012 524
If There Are Angels (remixed) Other Dec 15, 2012 330
For Christmas This Year Holiday Dec 8, 2012 589
The Angel Sleigh Holiday Nov 29, 2012 702
Journey to Nirvana Pop Nov 17, 2012 1131
It's True Pop Nov 1, 2012 820
Champagne Cinderella Other Oct 13, 2012 707
Then There Were Four Rock Sep 28, 2012 372
I Found Love Latin Sep 15, 2012 525
Golden Days Country Sep 8, 2012 733
The Blue Flamingo Pop Sep 2, 2012 824
Sad so Sad Latin Aug 21, 2012 638
Not the Marryin' Kind Rock Aug 8, 2012 617
Lovely Summertime Pop May 13, 2012 624
Two of a Kind Latin Apr 29, 2012 583
I'll Search For You Pop Apr 22, 2012 696
We'll Meet Again Country Apr 1, 2012 400
Why? Pop Mar 25, 2012 724
In A Dream Other Mar 10, 2012 644
Tryin' to Live R&B Feb 24, 2012 602
Wishing 'Merry Christmas' Holiday Dec 17, 2011 1702
The Merriest Christmas Holiday Dec 17, 2011 645
Carina Ambient Nov 12, 2011 951
Autumn Calls Latin Oct 3, 2011 805
Breakin' Barriers Rock Sep 20, 2011 642
You and You Alone (Bossa) Latin Sep 5, 2011 717
Home Today Other Aug 13, 2011 733
Is Anybody There Other Aug 2, 2011 574
Every Time Other Jul 16, 2011 812
Love is Comin' Jazz Jul 1, 2011 624
Always be Me and You Other Jun 26, 2011 893
I Think of You Other May 7, 2011 681
Gypsy Lady Latin Apr 23, 2011 1088
Christmas, Christmas. Holiday Dec 12, 2010 933
A Beautiful Sky Other Nov 2, 2010 534
The Time Has Come Blues Sep 9, 2010 666
Another Golden Autumn Other Aug 31, 2010 915
Dream Train Rock Aug 9, 2010 1021
My Yiddishe Momma Pop Aug 3, 2010 818
Love, Love. Latin Jul 26, 2010 913
A Soldier's Dream of Home Classical Jun 23, 2010 693
It's The Wond'rin' R&B Jun 14, 2010 1458
Sea of Life Pop Jun 1, 2010 722
Just Smile Pop May 17, 2010 575
Come Back Billie R&B May 10, 2010 685
Lovely Summer Days R&B May 3, 2010 1357
You And You Alone Other Apr 21, 2010 944
It Can Bite Comedy Apr 15, 2010 1052
Here Again Jazz Apr 8, 2010 938
Hands Up All R&B Mar 30, 2010 1504
The Hardest Thing Blues Mar 19, 2010 919
A Beautiful World Pop Mar 3, 2010 717
Come Latin Feb 24, 2010 1017
Just What Kind Of Magic Latin Jan 3, 2010 861
If There Are Angels Holiday Dec 24, 2009 1080

Collaborations

Title Genre Released Plays
Keepin' It Hid Alternative Apr 20, 2013 626
JACARANDA Pop Jun 26, 2011 1096
The Letter Blues Feb 26, 2011 1188
For You, For Me, Forevermore Latin Jun 23, 2010 1001
Willow Weep For Me Blues Jun 13, 2010 1082

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Bad Luck (remix) Gadzooks Blues 282
Piano and Orchestra Concerto in F Minor thsantac [+1] Classical 405
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Magnolia ( J. J. Cale cover ) jibes Pop 481
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WHEREVER YOU GO (#3) KCsGROOVE [+2] Rock 435
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