Category: General

A Night On Broadway

Taken during 2019 visit to New York for Strawbs 50th Anniversary concerts in Lakewood New Jersey…

Just Another Easter Monday

Musik Laden Studios

I been called many things but this is the tops…


A New Years gift from my friend Brian Parrish

Ciao Italia…

A video I made to help promote and raise money for the Italian Red Cross. This was a little difficult as we all reside in different parts of the world but with the use of the internet, technology and patience I managed to get this together…Thanks to all involved including Savvas and Francesco…

Octopus TV Interviews

  1. This is a link to a series of personal interviews I have done recently

We Are One


It was 21st May 2012 when I heard that Robin had died the day before. For days after that the realisation that there was now only one brother left haunted me.

After Maurice died I realised that I would never be able to fulfil my dream of ever playing again with the brothers but I did hope that there was a possibility of performing with Robin and Barry but again my dream was shattered.

I heard a quote not sure where it came from but instantly it made the situation clear ‘We are one’.

I am not a lyricist or a singer, I have worked with so many greats I didn’t need to be and writing words never came naturally in fact picking up a pen and paper was difficult but I wrote down…

I’m standing on this stage alone,

Another spirit not yet flown,

But when I look around I see,

All my brothers standing next to me,

and singing harmony,

and when that final song is sung,

now We Are One…

I then sat at my piano and came up with this melody.

I tried writing other words but nothing touched me as much as that final verse that I had written and I realised there was really only one person who could finish it and sing it…

I always imagined this would be an orchestral track maybe with some piano hopefully one day it will be completed. I am never happy with my performances as I really wish there was ‘someone’ there to sing it for you.

I believe now more than ever especially with what’s happening around the world we need to stand together as one…

PS. I performed a medley of songs on our wonderful Worpswede Musichall Bosendorfer for friends and family for my 70th birthday and I keep looking around in surprise as all my grandchildren joined me onstage and this was the final very emotional song…


Music Room Chiswick ’86

Not a great quality picture. Anyone that visited would remember Chico under the console.

Alan Haven, Viscount, ARP & Me

In 1972 I bought a Viscount Organ after meeting Alan Haven. He had his Viscount organ keyboard controlling the ARP 2600 it and he were amazing. I used it on Strawbs ‘Bursting At The Seams’ album and live gigs. It can really be heard on the B side of ‘Lay Down’ originally titled “Ziggy Barlust and the Whales from Uranus’ but the record company thought it better to change the title we then suggested ‘Backside’ but they called it ‘B Side’.
The Viscount Leslie style speaker was unique in as much as the whole speaker revolved to create the slow/fast effect…