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DATE OF BIRTH: Not sure - too long ago to remember!

PLACE OF BIRTH: Edinburgh

HOBBIES: Football, Hedgehog racing, Blog writing and F1 (supporter of local lad Jenson Button.)

MUSICAL INFLUENCES: Jimmy Shand, Winifred Atwell and 'wee' Willie Simpson in Edinburgh

INSTRUMENTS PLAYED: Piano and Accordion

PREVIOUS MUSICAL EMPLOYMENT: Many and varied. In the late 50s and early 60s in musical acts in Scotland including 'The Alex Don Trio' and 'The Melody Makers'. I was later Band Leader on the Union Castle Ships in 1966 and early 1967

WHEN AND HOW I BECAME A WURZEL: 5th November '67.
On the recommendation of Tucker Finlayson, who was at the time bass player with the Acker Bilk Band

IF I WEREN'T A WURZEL I'D BE: .... sitting back enjoying retirement, just as everybody of my age should be doing, but being a Scotsman, I need the money! All lies, I honestly do not know what I would be doing, because I love performing.

FAVOURITE 3 SONGS FOR DESERT ISLAND DISCS:

1. 'Flower of Scotland'
2. Pete Budd singing 'Mevagissey'
3. Tom Jones singing 'Green, Green Grass of Home' for Chris, my wife

TIP FOR THE TOP: The next 'Wurzel' Single!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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