Feeding the desire to create.

You've probably read this before elsewhere on this site or as part of a blog. 'Upstarts and Oligarchs’ was initially a concept for a compilation album. A collection of material from musicians who, as 70’s teenagers (like me), wanted to be the next big thing but sadly never made it. ‘Upstarts and Oligarchs’ was an idea to celebrate the music of those unsung heroes, re-recorded today by those same artists.

Sadly, that idea never came to fruition - or at least it hasn't done yet so never say never!

Music is such a big part of my life, it always has been and I have no doubt it always will be. I'm lucky enough to be able to call myself a 'professional musician' ie. I earn (most of) my living currently from playing guitar. I have a modest but rapidly expanding vinyl collection along with countless CD's and the obligatory (nowadays) subscription to Amazon Music (other streaming services are available).

I also still dabble with a bit of song writing and recording and love to collaborate with others which has lead me to creating our very own Upstarts and Oligarchs YouTube channel. This page is a link to many of the latest videos and tunes on there. Enjoy!


The Covid-19 pandemic lockdown of 2020 inspired me to create a series of videos with my music friends. Read the full story here and check the latest videos below. (I'm constantly updating this section so be sure to come back at a later date).

You can also visit our MUSIC ARCHIVE to see everything we've produced since April 2020.