About

I have considered setting something like this up for sometime so here it now is. What it will become is what it becomes.

My home is in Rockhampton, Central Queensland, Australia. After immigrating from Scotland with my parents and middle brother in 1965 I lived firstly in Brisbane for a brief time and then in Gladstone for 30 years. While in Gladstone and together with my first wife I owned and ran Gladstone Music Centre (1984-1990), an independent music retailer that grew to be one of the largest independent music stores outside of our state’s capital city.  After separating from my first wife I met Kaylene while attending university as a mature aged entry student. We subsequently married and together have four children (including her two daughters and my son from my first marriage) and four grandchildren.  Unfortunately we separated in late 2015 after 20 years together. I love football (soccer), especially coaching, and am very passionate about music,  playing guitar and singing in Therapeutic Paradox and the Badones. When I can get them together…I also do the odd solo set…For several years (2007-2011) I promoted live music acts, most of them playing their own music, in pubs such as the Anchor and Grand Hotel in Rockhampton. I occasionally still promote shows but have little time to dedicate to such a task due to football commitments. As the Welcome on my Home page alludes, I also write short stories and poetry and will share some of that with you over time. Feel free to drop in and start a conversation…

2 thoughts on “About”

  1. I first met you as a customer at your amazing record store. It was mid 80s and you were the only store between Townsville and Brisbane that would stock punk rock records! Rockhampton was a zero, so a weekend road trip to Gladstone Music Centre was always a real treat. In the years since we’ve become good friends, and thank you for being amongst a handful of people who has taken my music seriously, not only moral support, but also practical support in terms of giving me gigs, distributing my music and zines etc. High fives and cold lagers to you my friend!

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