I am an Architect songwriter and musician and have played in several bands, including a Band called Aubrey Small in the 1970's who went on to record an album and single.
I play bass guitar in a style influenced by Paul McCartney and flute influenced by Herbie Man. Nowadays I am semi-retired and teach Architectural Design at Portsmouth University School of Architecture as well as writing music, somehow finding time to re-engage with many different musical instruments, preferring to compose and record using keyboards and Cubase.
My interest in music started at the age of 6 when my dad, a great boogie woogie pianist, bought me a ukelele. From that moment I was hooked. I seem to find it fairly easy to play most instruments, ( thanks dad ) but initially concentrated on playing the flute in the Bath Youth Orchestra in my early years. Later I rejected the rigidity of the classical discipline in favour of the freedom of expression found in rock and blues. Recently though, I have returned to more structured musical composition, enjoying the discipline of song creation.
My musical influences have been diverse, ranging from Vaughan Williams to Steeley Dan, from MJQ to the Beatles.