Music Lovers Let the Music Play!
Hi Guys, A very warm welcome to my official biography and news web page for my great original music, and the reason why I say this
is for the fact that all the music I play and perform is my own from a current and back catalogue going back to the 1970's!
I started playing the guitar when I was 12 years of age, the same age as Roger Daltrey and around the same time of Eric Clapton when he was 13 years if I recall.
Twelve and Thirteen years of age seemed to be a consistent frequency for young musicians taking up the guitar on both sides of the Atlantic in the days of the 60's and 70's. And like many, by the time I was 15 years of age in the Band performing at Clubs, gigging!
Music has always been my first passion listening to The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Eddie Cochran, Buddy Holly, The Everley Brothers and others in the 60's and early 70's when learning to play.
I know such times looking back were very important to me leaving a marked impression on my life and re-affirming that music is very much part of my DNA, hence my natural gift and ability to be able to write, compose, arrange and play great rock and roll music.
Simplicity and Technical Brilliance!
One of my Greatest influences in music was without doubt The Beatles, and especially towards the end of their careers in the group
and some years afterwards, as individuals. I think if I were teaching the art of writing great popular music, I would without doubt have The Beatles Sergeant Pepper Album front and centre of the curriculum in addition to Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell and Carole King.
When you are very young admittedly it is more rhythm and sound that captures our imagination and emotions, and later through experiences in life we listen more to the lyrics of a composition I think.
The Beatles recording work in the last years of the group were historically life changing, as they were without doubt the catalyst as a group for the creation and natural branching of many new genres of popular music.
I love writing and creating great music that is loud, as there is nothing like it, especially when playing live, but music has to be technically crafted to be good. Just having music created for loudness sake, just becomes noise and nothing more. And to me that is not music.
I Can Hold My Own with the Best!
Music must also be current and relevant, this is something Bob Dylan pointed out to Paul McCartney and John Lennon of The Beatles.
Such sentiments by Bob Dylan I echo, and every piece of music I have written over the years up to the current day, and going right back to the 70's, when writing my first pieces of music, I have always used the principles of current and relevant, as a key essential benchmark.
More Folk today are now getting to hear my music, and this has been through choice. For the days of the Cavern in Liverpool, to the Speakeasy at Margaret Street in London for musicians and artists in the sixties and seventies gigging, were only huge cash payout days for agents and record companies. More bands split up over money than anything else, Cream and The Beatles being two prime examples. The Music Industry was a racket!
My great original music is personal to me, and as Paul Simon would tell you, each piece of music is an artistic short story of life. A composition with a beginning, middle, and end. And when you create such work, you do become possessive if it's any good, and I can hold my own with the very best. I know for example "The Mariner" I wrote in the mid 70's is a classic rock masterpiece!
Pure Recording and True Sound!
When I had heart failure in early 2017, it was life changing for me. And regarding my music totalling over some 100 songs written since
the 70's, and this being my first passion and love, part of my DNA. I started to think about my music more. And when I got hit for six yet again, when Mike in Australia died, a life long School friend and fellow Musician, former Member of the Thompson Twins. I knew then that I had to get the music released. I even said to Ginger Baker that I feared our generation of great artists and music was starting to become a mist!
So knowing the music industry as a scam and a racket, I decided to create a new record label with my Pineapple Blue Media. This then gave me complete control and artistic license, to then go back to producing real music in "True Sound" which is another one of our brands with Pineapple Blue!
As a Maverick I truly don't care how many records are sold, or how much money is made. My greatest satisfaction and delight is knowing my fellow Music Lovers can now enjoy my great original music! Lots of Love + Peace Aggie :)