Born in the UK to an Irish mum and an English Dad in 1977. Moved to Ireland at 14, bought my first guitar at 15 and got really into heavy metal for a while - had all that tapping shit down until I realised it was a pile of shite!
Then I found some crazy soul and funk records in my mums collection and got hooked. Lot of early Santana, Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock, The Fatback Band. Then got given 'Mulligan meets Monk' by my Grandmother who found it on top of somebody's wardrobe, and got bit by the Jazz bug bigtime.
Whilst living in Dublin, around 1998, I attended a MIDI workshop, just as a favour to a friend, and got blown away by what you could do with a PC and a sampler. Got myself kitted out with an Akai S950 and a PC.
After a while, got bored with Dublin and moved to Amsterdam in 2001. Then came on a holiday to Croatia in 2003 and fell in love with the place so stayed.
Now using an MPC1000, Cubase, KP3, Bass & XioSynth.