I wrote the song "Orphans" after hearing my friend's daughter was raising funds for a school/orphanage in Zambia. My song is about the story of a child who becomes orphaned due to AIDS. I pictured this little girl with big eyes crying in an African village. The mother's message before she dies is for someone to take care of the child when she has died. The song was originally recorded in Devizes, Wiltshire with my friend Brian Stubbings on bass and lead guitar. I played the acoustic guitar and did the original vocals. Another friend, Tim Henly provided the "electronic drummer" and did the mixing. After listening to the finished product, I decided that the vocals need to be female vocals as the song was about a woman who died. Whilst on holiday in South Africa, I took the master recording to another friend Ari Terblanche, who re-mixed the song. We replaced my vocals with my wife Madeleine's vocals. Another friend, Greg Smith of the "Boulevard Blues" band, added his touch of percussion to the song. The final product is a song made by friends on two different continents, for charity.
All money raised from this song will be donated to orphanages that promote the song through their websites.
I have written a total of 18 songs some of which I have recorded. My music at present represents my journey of life, the hardships, the obstacles, the opportunities and love.