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Moods: Solo Male Artist Spiritual: Inspirational New Age: Spiritual Easy Listening: Love Songs Easy Listening: Ballads

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UK - England - London United Kingdom Great Britain / UK

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I'm a spiritual singer-songwriter with 34 albums released since 1987. My songs are often love-ballads sung softly and intimately, but I also compose piano pieces, and cover some traditional songs, as well as a few songs by artists such as Leonard Cohen and Bob Dylan.

I am spiritually-inspired for the most part, and seek to bring the unseen world more into view, through the poetry and emotion of music. I like my songs to open the heart. I write first of all to heal my own heart, and then to reach out and share. Sometimes I write in the style of poetry by Rumi, where love, lover and beloved are one. I have a muse in my life, and though London-born, I live mostly now in Budapest, where I receive great artistic and spiritual inspiration.

My early albums were more instrumental, and I was originally marketed as a new-age composer. I see myself more as a minstrel or troubador, though; a kind of Grail poet! Some of my pieces are joyous and rapturous, or playful and innocent, but my temperament is more suited to the expression of beauty with a hint of bitter-sweet melancholy.

Over the years I have been inspired by Dylan & Cohen, and also by the likes of Van Morrison, & Johnny Cash, the ballads of Bruce Springsteen, the instrumental pieces of Mike Oldfield, by baroque music and also by folk-traditions.

I like to be melodious, and harmonious, and my lyrical inspiration comes chiefly from the unseen world.