Formed his first band (Hard-core punk) while a student in Leeds in 1963. Then after Uni. joined "Headache" with whom he toured extensively until the band split up in 1999. In 2001 he moved to London and worked and toured with "nu-jazz" act Hefner and other projects. Around this time he bought a double bass and returned to Leeds where he started to concentrate on jazz and improvised music, He currently has a trio with laura Cole and Pete Fairclough and teaches at Sheffield Jazz Workshop.