Ever since I can remember, I have loved to sing.
As a child, I would sing along to records in my bedroom.
Then when I was nine years old, my dad arrived home with a brand new album; ‘Guilty’ by Barbra Streisand and Barry Gibb. I was hooked, I fell in love with the album, and I was determined to sing all the songs.
That’s when I realized that singing was “my thing”, that’s what I wanted to do.
I joined my first band ‘One For The Road’ aged 16, and in the years that followed, I sang with various bands and musicians in my local area.
In 2005, I began performing on a far more regular basis, appearing at local folk clubs with folk band ‘Odd Folk’, then joining ‘Clancy’s Shed Band’ a rock ‘n’ roll band from Nottinghamshire.
I have appeared as a guest with heavy rock band ‘Toxic Federation’ and jazz quartet ‘Djongology’.
In 2010 I was included in the line up with the popular 1960’s Nottingham band the fabulous ‘Beatmen’.
In 2011 I joined The Great Central Railway Band ‘Top Link’, where I shared vocals with Mick Carr.
From 2010 until 2014, I was lead vocalist with my band ‘Reflections’, who played a variety of music including rock, pop, blues, jazz, rock ’n’ roll and country.
Since November 2010 I have been writing and recording songs with friend and ‘Reflections’ guitarist Nigel Smith (from ‘Andwella’s Dream’ CBS Records).
We have written many songs together.
In March 2015 I joined blues rock band ‘Dead and Buried’ ( http://www.deadandburied.rip ) as lead vocalist. Then in 2016 I also joined ‘The Franchise’ ( http://www.franchisepop.co.uk ), a pop covers band, where I share the lead vocals.
In February 2018, ‘Sarah and the Ducks’ was formed, with professional musicians; Steve Peters, Richard Smith and Roger Keay and myself on lead vocals. The band focuses mainly (but not exclusively) on the 1950’s rock and roll era.