OF BIRTH: Not
sure - too long ago to remember!
PLACE OF BIRTH:
Football, Hedgehog racing, Blog writing and F1 (supporter
of Jackie Stewart!)
INFLUENCES: Jimmy Shand, Winifred
Atwell and 'wee' Willie Simpson in Edinburgh
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
FOR THE TOP: The next 'Wurzel' Single!