I have been a touring professional musician for over forty years and have been very fortunate to have played and recorded with some of the biggest names in the music business. My book will take you from growing up in a small country town, seeing The Beatles on TV and deciding that was for me. Then came the hard bit, and what a journey it all has been. I’ve written tales of my first guitar, the first groups I found myself in, touring straight from the school gate at age 16, playing gigs and earning more money than I should have, for a boy who spent more time playing the guitar than doing his homework.
The book tells the tales of my first pro gig, my time with Wild Turkey, Cozy Powell, Babe Ruth, Paice Ashton Lord and then, of course, into Whitesnake. Great musicians and some hugely important people in my life.
There’ll be some very rare and unseen photographs of many of my associates throughout the years! Who would have believed that I would appear on stage at the National Theatre in a Shakespeare production, not once but twice! Who would’ve believed that I would play on stage with the likes of Ringo Starr, Jack Bruce, The Allman Brothers and Joe Bonamassa? Certainly not the people who laughed at my dream of becoming a pop star when I was a young kid!
Hardback, A5 with 264 pages plus 64 pages of colour photos.