I started playing guitar at 16 in a local band “Peter Night & the Nightrider”. The name was changed to Atlantics for contractual reasons, then TranAtlantics. Appeared regularly on BBC radio, Easy Beat, Saturday Club, Joe Loss show, Monday Monday and many others. Appeared in an Easter show with The Beatles and The Hollies called “From us to you”. Most shows were broadcast LIVE from the theatres in London like “Playhouse”, “Paris” and “Maida Vale”. TV appearances on “Thank you Lucky Stars” and “Five O’clock Funfair”
Reformed in 1966 as the “Glass Opening” performing Brit Blues, then later as “The Wake” and appeared on “Top of the pops”. Gave up playing in 1970 to get married and in the process sold my Les Paul Junior and Marshall head for £100 as deposit on a house! After a few years started playing again in several local bands, including 9 months at the “Talk of the South” with George Moody.
I gave up playing at forty disillusioned with the local club screen and started giving lessons to
my son Andrew when he was 14 and fanatical about Eric Clapton. I then got sucked into the home studio craze and spent the next 5 years writing and recording in the style of my hero Andy Latimer from Camel.
In 2004, after twenty years off the road, I plucked up courage to play at a blues jam at the Half Moon, Bishop Storford and have never looked back.
Currently (2015) I’m running the weekly Hot Hob Blues Jam at the Essex Arms, Brentwood with Claire Black (bass ) and Andy Lomath (drums) , in the house band & MC’ing the weekly Coach and Horses blues jam in Leyton, and running the monthly jam at the Nag’s Head in Billericay. I also front the John Edmonds Band playing around Essex and the South-East.