Cover of Jamiroquai's Cosmic Girl by The Orange Groove.
I play Guitar and do backing vocals
Guitar ability: Expert
Composer ability: Expert
Influences: Led Zeppelin
, Jimi Hendrix
, Nick Drake
, Lee Scratch Perry
, Skip James
20 years experience of guitar playing
10 years experience of playing guitar in cover bands, I can also do backing vox.
15 years experience of playing guitar and writing in original bands.
I have also been producing and composing for 15 years.
1997 - 2000 Anglia Polytechnic University - Cambridge
Degree - BA Hons Music - classical guitar
Relevant modules completed - Practical Classical Guitar, Music Teaching, Musicianship, Classical Guitar Ensemble, Jazz, Composition, Midi Implementation, Recording Techniques, Sequencing And Synthesis, Music Technology and dissertation – ‘The Effects of MIDI on Composition’.
1998 - Grade 5 Theory of Music
1995 - 1997 Harrow College
‘A’ Level Music
1980 - 1985 Bishop Ramsey School
‘O’ Level Mathematics and Computer Studies
September 2005 - September 2009
Stanmore College - Guitar Tutor
April 2005 - September 2009
Freelance - Private Guitar Tutor
April 2007 – Febuary 2008
Formont Centre - Music Therapist
December 2003 - April 2005
Electrosonic Ltd - Audiovisual Technician
October 2001 - December 2003
Metro Staging and Broadcast Company - Audiovisual Technician
May 2001 - October 2001
Queen Mary & Westfield University - Contracted Audiovisual Technician
March 1996 - May 2001
Part- time Freelance Private Guitar Tutor
Personal Projects Undertaken
2012 - 2013 The Glass Hammer is a pop/folk/blues covers/original acoustic band, we are available to play at all sorts of public and private events such as weddings, pubs, clubs, parties and festivals. Real quality musicians made up of Tim Davine Guitar/ Vocals, Graham Pike on Harmonica/Trumpet/Vocals and Laura Tanner Drums/Flute/Vocals.
2012 - 2013 Jack Hammer is a blues original band, we are available to play at all sorts of public and private events such as weddings, pubs, clubs, parties and festivals. a very experienced tight band comprising of three full time professional musicians, 3 vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica, trumpet, flute and percussion. Low down and dirty blues, raw sounds from the delta to the london underground. Jack transforms the hardships of the world into poetic melodies, this is the blues plumbed to an emotional depth.
2011 - 2013 The Orange Groove produce a juicy flow of motown, disco, soul and funk covers to liven up any occasion. Once the Orange is unpeeled a zesty selection of party hits from the 60's to the present day flows forth with no pith, from motown to your town it's 100% Orange Groove. We are a very experienced tight band comprising of four full time professional musicians, our stage show is exciting and dynamic, guaranteed to get your dance floor movin'.
2011 - 2013 The Lord Algae are a classic/contempory rock and blues cover band, we are available to play at all sorts of public and private events such as pubs, clubs, parties and festivals.
2007 - 2013 The Quirky
I have been writing music for this band for the last 2 years, we have gigged in various venues around London as a full band and also as an acoustic act. We are slowly building up a fan base in London. We have just release our debut album ‘Fresh Lies’.
2002 - 2005 Sandira
I started writing music with Sandira in London in the summer of 2002, after 3 months we started gigging as a duo act playing small venues around London including the 12 Bar Club. After a year we added a bass player and drummer and have been gigging around London in various venues and festivals.
1998 - 2000 Leaps, Cambridge
As a founder of LEAPS (Live Experimental Arts Performance Society) and member for three years, we promoted new ideas and organized regular monthly concerts and performance art workshops in various different venues in Cambridge. During this time I performed regularly and also learned a wide range of skills, taking on such tasks as, senior sound engineer, performance art director, event organiser, film editor and cameraman.