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 555
Remember Me Pop Sep 22, 2016 390
Been a Long Time Pop Jul 12, 2016 489
Something's Changing Other Dec 9, 2015 473
Try To Remember Pop May 24, 2015 625
A Christmas Dream Holiday Dec 13, 2014 767
Faded Flowers (with Paul F.Page) Spoken Word Nov 30, 2014 654
Autumn Concerto Other Nov 15, 2014 859
Breakin' Barriers Pop Nov 1, 2014 693
Faith R&B Sep 14, 2013 1287
Warm Silver Moon Other Aug 30, 2013 4292
In Mellow Tone Jazz Aug 15, 2013 663
Only In Dreams Childrens Aug 4, 2013 977
I Have Dreamed Other Jul 19, 2013 827
The Singer Country Jul 12, 2013 657
Glad I Found You Latin Jun 30, 2013 1452
I'll Always Love You Other Jun 23, 2013 884
He's The Jazzman Pop Jun 15, 2013 842
My Funny Valentine Collab Other Jun 8, 2013 954
Shine Your Light Other May 22, 2013 716
I Had A Dream. Collab Other May 18, 2013 797
Monets' Garden Other May 5, 2013 1084
Moonglow Pop Apr 18, 2013 1233
Champ Elysees Jazz Apr 11, 2013 876
Love is Blind Pop Mar 31, 2013 1053
Willow Weep For Me Collab Blues Mar 26, 2013 1318
Lost Loves' Lament Other Mar 13, 2013 1555
Hold On Pop Mar 2, 2013 931
Friends R&B Feb 10, 2013 767
Of Summers Gone Other Jan 31, 2013 742
I'm Feeling Stronger. Other Jan 20, 2013 1061
Tell Me Jazz Dec 28, 2012 627
If There Are Angels (remixed) Other Dec 15, 2012 405
For Christmas This Year Holiday Dec 8, 2012 758
The Angel Sleigh Holiday Nov 29, 2012 870
Journey to Nirvana Pop Nov 17, 2012 1347
It's True Pop Nov 1, 2012 1046
Champagne Cinderella Other Oct 13, 2012 1096
Then There Were Four Rock Sep 28, 2012 491
I Found Love Latin Sep 15, 2012 679
Golden Days Country Sep 8, 2012 846
The Blue Flamingo Pop Sep 2, 2012 1021
Sad so Sad Latin Aug 21, 2012 813
Not the Marryin' Kind Rock Aug 8, 2012 749
Lovely Summertime Pop May 13, 2012 753
Two of a Kind Latin Apr 29, 2012 696
I'll Search For You Pop Apr 22, 2012 840
We'll Meet Again Country Apr 1, 2012 501
Why? Pop Mar 25, 2012 890
In A Dream Other Mar 10, 2012 777
Tryin' to Live R&B Feb 24, 2012 690
Wishing 'Merry Christmas' Holiday Dec 17, 2011 1876
The Merriest Christmas Holiday Dec 17, 2011 727
Carina Ambient Nov 12, 2011 1161
Autumn Calls Latin Oct 3, 2011 966
Breakin' Barriers Rock Sep 20, 2011 761
You and You Alone (Bossa) Latin Sep 5, 2011 827
Home Today Other Aug 13, 2011 938
Is Anybody There Other Aug 2, 2011 702
Every Time Other Jul 16, 2011 909
Love is Comin' Jazz Jul 1, 2011 763
Always be Me and You Other Jun 26, 2011 1065
I Think of You Other May 7, 2011 775
Gypsy Lady Latin Apr 23, 2011 1291
Christmas, Christmas. Holiday Dec 12, 2010 1008
A Beautiful Sky Other Nov 2, 2010 648
The Time Has Come Blues Sep 9, 2010 777
Another Golden Autumn Other Aug 31, 2010 1106
Dream Train Rock Aug 9, 2010 1126
My Yiddishe Momma Pop Aug 3, 2010 1000
Love, Love. Latin Jul 26, 2010 1003
A Soldier's Dream of Home Classical Jun 23, 2010 795
It's The Wond'rin' R&B Jun 14, 2010 1586
Sea of Life Pop Jun 1, 2010 890
Just Smile Pop May 17, 2010 661
Come Back Billie R&B May 10, 2010 801
Lovely Summer Days R&B May 3, 2010 1529
You And You Alone Other Apr 21, 2010 1068
It Can Bite Comedy Apr 15, 2010 1253
Here Again Jazz Apr 8, 2010 1073
Hands Up All R&B Mar 30, 2010 1576
The Hardest Thing Blues Mar 19, 2010 1024
A Beautiful World Pop Mar 3, 2010 801
Come Latin Feb 24, 2010 1120
Just What Kind Of Magic Latin Jan 3, 2010 940
If There Are Angels Holiday Dec 24, 2009 1183

Collaborations

Title Genre Released Plays
Keepin' It Hid Alternative Apr 20, 2013 823
JACARANDA Pop Jun 26, 2011 1401
The Letter Blues Feb 26, 2011 1320
For You, For Me, Forevermore Latin Jun 23, 2010 1140
Willow Weep For Me Blues Jun 13, 2010 1153

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Ticket to Heaven Gadzooks Alternative 537
Shelter Me (acoustic) KCsGROOVE [+1] Inspirational 688
Innocent Deaths (Nice 07/2016) thsantac Classical 421
Bad Luck (remix) Gadzooks Blues 584
Piano and Orchestra Concerto in F Minor thsantac [+1] Classical 666
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