Born in Cardiff 1944. Lived in Cardiff, Liverpool, Whitby, York, Lytham, Barrow-in-Furness, Ramsey, Jurby, Southport, Hamm (in Wesfalen), Butzweilerhof (Cologne), Waterbeach, Cambridge, Lyneham, Farnborough, Stafford, Chalk Farm, Hampstead, Bodfari, St.Asaph, Mill Hill, Barnet, Hatfield.
10 'O' levels, 'A' level Maths, Physics, Chemistry
A Higher National Certificate in Mechanical Engineering
A Degree in 3D Industrial Engineering Design
Projects: turbine blade spark-erosion jig design, supersonic wind tunnel assembly, M4 motorway design, GPO Microwave Masts, Olympia Exhibitions, Cowes Marina, the Q4, special petrochemical equipment, foundry equipment, factories and warehouses designs, liquid air receivers designs, nuclear factory design, ethernet hardware design, counterflow gaseous heat exchanger design, office products design, missile design, nuclear submarine systems design, Canary Wharf emergency systems design, nuclear plant safety systems design, high-efficiency boiler design, microwave repeater design, electric car design.
Leisure activities: made own bass guitar, amplifier and speaker system at school. Played in a dozen bands in the sixties, co-composing songs, playing as far afield as Southampton, Reading, London.
Built and sailed a catamaran in the mid eighties.
Picked up a synthesizer in the late eighties, worked in a recording studio, and have composed fifty pieces of jazz and rock music since.