I was originally taught guitar by my dad I when I was a small child in Hull, although I had tuition at school and also privately in my late teens! I have been songwriting since I was in my early teens. It’s something I have always loved doing!
I gave up playing over twenty years ago to front a local rock band, it was at this point that I had three years of vocal training, something I never realised at that time would benefit me so much!
After I married Darren Martin in 1993, I had my twin boys and gave up my music altogether.
I never imagined that at this stage in my life I would rekindle my passion for the guitar, also for my songwriting, living such a rollercoaster of a life as I am doing now and loving every minute of it!
My musical influences are Eva Cassidy and Ann Wilson from the rock band Heart . They both have stunning voices but I love rock music but I will listen to almost any genre of music, be it rock, metal, blues, folk or pop!
Meeting Gordon Giltrap has been best thing in music that has ever happened to me. I have had immeasurable support and encouragement from him and been given fabulous opportunities to meet many fine musicians, doing and seeing things I could have only dreamed of!