Going It Alone
About Me (Briefly):
Born in the UK, in the city of Nottingham. I was one of the many youngsters who had the gift of being able to quickly pick up and adapt to most things I tried.
I remember at school hearing the piano being played. It was a sound that captivated me. Sometimes instead of going out to play in the playground, I would sneak indoors and play about with the piano.
I don't know exactly when it was but one of my teachers heard me playing the 'chopsticks' and convinced my mother to buy a piano for me, along with piano lessons. My lessons didn't last long, I found the type of music I was learning to be lifeless and lacking in any kind of rhythm that appealed to me. My piano tutor would sometimes get annoyed with me because I would improvise, adding extra notes to pieces he had told me to practise for my next lesson. I joined the school Steel Band which further strengthened my musical abilities.
When I hit my teens, I discovered other things of interest ;) and my music playing took a back seat.
I can't remember which one of my friends convinced me it would be a good idea to sneak out of our homes late at night and go to a 'blues' party, but that turned out to be the best thing I could ever have done. When I heard that music, felt that bassline, I knew this is what I had been searching for.
From then on I would regularly go to school during the day and go to blues at night (hey I was young with bags of energy) often finding myself locked out of the house because my mum had discovered I was missing!
The next step was to have a Sound System of my own, which I did along with my two cousins (ah such sweet memories) we called ourselves TrenchTown Rockers. I'll save the rest of this episode for my biography :D
I have to give a special mention here to my good friend Eric. If not for him I would not be doing what I'm doing now, which is making music.
Eric took me to our local community centre where there was a demonstration of music making on the Atari. Together we composed a crude little tune, which I have recreated in his honour.
One day I hope to record it with a professional mix. Please check it out, I've named it Enrico's Song.
That's it, a brief overview of how I got to this stage in my life. I hope you enjoy the free tunes on this site and continue to follow my musical career as it grows.
'Hofu Ni Kwenu'
Dreaming of far away places