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 524
Remember Me Pop Sep 22, 2016 386
Been a Long Time Pop Jul 12, 2016 480
Something's Changing Other Dec 9, 2015 464
Try To Remember Pop May 24, 2015 620
A Christmas Dream Holiday Dec 13, 2014 757
Faded Flowers (with Paul F.Page) Spoken Word Nov 30, 2014 641
Autumn Concerto Other Nov 15, 2014 850
Breakin' Barriers Pop Nov 1, 2014 683
Faith R&B Sep 14, 2013 1280
Warm Silver Moon Other Aug 30, 2013 4289
In Mellow Tone Jazz Aug 15, 2013 656
Only In Dreams Childrens Aug 4, 2013 949
I Have Dreamed Other Jul 19, 2013 824
The Singer Country Jul 12, 2013 650
Glad I Found You Latin Jun 30, 2013 1414
I'll Always Love You Other Jun 23, 2013 876
He's The Jazzman Pop Jun 15, 2013 841
My Funny Valentine Collab Other Jun 8, 2013 949
Shine Your Light Other May 22, 2013 705
I Had A Dream. Collab Other May 18, 2013 782
Monets' Garden Other May 5, 2013 1074
Moonglow Pop Apr 18, 2013 1220
Champ Elysees Jazz Apr 11, 2013 870
Love is Blind Pop Mar 31, 2013 1049
Willow Weep For Me Collab Blues Mar 26, 2013 1309
Lost Loves' Lament Other Mar 13, 2013 1528
Hold On Pop Mar 2, 2013 922
Friends R&B Feb 10, 2013 748
Of Summers Gone Other Jan 31, 2013 730
I'm Feeling Stronger. Other Jan 20, 2013 1056
Tell Me Jazz Dec 28, 2012 621
If There Are Angels (remixed) Other Dec 15, 2012 402
For Christmas This Year Holiday Dec 8, 2012 750
The Angel Sleigh Holiday Nov 29, 2012 854
Journey to Nirvana Pop Nov 17, 2012 1335
It's True Pop Nov 1, 2012 1033
Champagne Cinderella Other Oct 13, 2012 1054
Then There Were Four Rock Sep 28, 2012 484
I Found Love Latin Sep 15, 2012 671
Golden Days Country Sep 8, 2012 839
The Blue Flamingo Pop Sep 2, 2012 1016
Sad so Sad Latin Aug 21, 2012 811
Not the Marryin' Kind Rock Aug 8, 2012 744
Lovely Summertime Pop May 13, 2012 749
Two of a Kind Latin Apr 29, 2012 694
I'll Search For You Pop Apr 22, 2012 835
We'll Meet Again Country Apr 1, 2012 488
Why? Pop Mar 25, 2012 880
In A Dream Other Mar 10, 2012 770
Tryin' to Live R&B Feb 24, 2012 681
Wishing 'Merry Christmas' Holiday Dec 17, 2011 1850
The Merriest Christmas Holiday Dec 17, 2011 721
Carina Ambient Nov 12, 2011 1154
Autumn Calls Latin Oct 3, 2011 946
Breakin' Barriers Rock Sep 20, 2011 759
You and You Alone (Bossa) Latin Sep 5, 2011 824
Home Today Other Aug 13, 2011 933
Is Anybody There Other Aug 2, 2011 700
Every Time Other Jul 16, 2011 906
Love is Comin' Jazz Jul 1, 2011 762
Always be Me and You Other Jun 26, 2011 1048
I Think of You Other May 7, 2011 766
Gypsy Lady Latin Apr 23, 2011 1285
Christmas, Christmas. Holiday Dec 12, 2010 1003
A Beautiful Sky Other Nov 2, 2010 643
The Time Has Come Blues Sep 9, 2010 774
Another Golden Autumn Other Aug 31, 2010 1079
Dream Train Rock Aug 9, 2010 1112
My Yiddishe Momma Pop Aug 3, 2010 984
Love, Love. Latin Jul 26, 2010 999
A Soldier's Dream of Home Classical Jun 23, 2010 776
It's The Wond'rin' R&B Jun 14, 2010 1583
Sea of Life Pop Jun 1, 2010 877
Just Smile Pop May 17, 2010 657
Come Back Billie R&B May 10, 2010 798
Lovely Summer Days R&B May 3, 2010 1527
You And You Alone Other Apr 21, 2010 1052
It Can Bite Comedy Apr 15, 2010 1248
Here Again Jazz Apr 8, 2010 1064
Hands Up All R&B Mar 30, 2010 1573
The Hardest Thing Blues Mar 19, 2010 1021
A Beautiful World Pop Mar 3, 2010 799
Come Latin Feb 24, 2010 1113
Just What Kind Of Magic Latin Jan 3, 2010 931
If There Are Angels Holiday Dec 24, 2009 1179

Collaborations

Title Genre Released Plays
Keepin' It Hid Alternative Apr 20, 2013 812
JACARANDA Pop Jun 26, 2011 1382
The Letter Blues Feb 26, 2011 1313
For You, For Me, Forevermore Latin Jun 23, 2010 1127
Willow Weep For Me Blues Jun 13, 2010 1150

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Old Memory Mike_Lynn Pop 593
The Rest of a Warrior thsantac Classical 680
Ticket to Heaven Gadzooks Alternative 515
Shelter Me (acoustic) KCsGROOVE [+1] Inspirational 667
Innocent Deaths (Nice 07/2016) thsantac Classical 409
Bad Luck (remix) Gadzooks Blues 561
Piano and Orchestra Concerto in F Minor thsantac [+1] Classical 641
Tibet ShadowofNine New Age 639
Magnolia ( J. J. Cale cover ) jibes Pop 789
Free! brewchugger Alternative 643
WHEREVER YOU GO (#3) KCsGROOVE [+2] Rock 636
WHATCHAGONNADONOW? SISTERS [+1] Pop 620
HEY BABY KCsGROOVE Rock 1048
Come On Human Piyali [+1] World 810
WILL IT EVER STOP KCsGROOVE Rock 851
When I Left Topeka brewchugger Alternative 810
Dog Gone Blues sammydix [+1] Rock 725
BEER and ME brewchugger Alternative 804
CRAVIN' FOR YOUR LOVE KCsGROOVE Rock 1011
Wakin' Up in Salinas brewchugger Alternative 750
When I Hug You maestrodog Rock 1058
Christmas time is Comin! brewchugger [+3] Alternative 1099
'Christmastime (Is Here)' soulima Classical 595
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Music (Part 8-Pink Floyd inspired) thsantac Ambient 812
Solo Guitar - Eleanor Rigby TheTiler Folk 722
Is it still a joke? bertox Industrial 391
In My Life (Beatles cover) Cinderella [+1] Rock 995
Oh, What a Cryin' Shame brewchugger Alternative 833
Days Roll, Bye brewchugger Alternative 507
LONG TRAIN RUNNIN' (recent) KCsGROOVE [+3] Funk 1284
Where The Wind Blows Piyali Rock 849
Wrong Turn at Midnight [Boxer Mix] pharmakeus [+2] Rock 949
Music (Part 7) thsantac New Age 678
OH OH! SISTERS Pop 811
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G888 GaryLester Electronica 859
I Was Named By My Mother (Ennead #7) mfwmiles Alternative 2307
Pass the Bottle brewchugger Alternative 1338
Darkhouse brewchugger Alternative 504
SHE TOOK ME TO THE CLEANERS Lagusaya2 [+2] Folk 2180
Martha davisamerica [+4] Rock 745
Christmas Blues Gadzooks Blues 1240
A Heart That Cries (Remixed) toveco [+1] Other 1431
Spatioport PATROUX Ambient 741
Memory Gadzooks Folk 889
miss you eagle Inspirational 1037
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