I was born just outside Croydon, South London. Apart from a few years sojourn in Greece, I lived in and around that area until 9 years ago when I moved to Greater Manchester at the foot of the Pennines.
As a kid, with a small battery driven reel to reel machine I would put together, “radio” shows for fun nearly always the content was film and then later, when discovered theatre based. I guess it was a natural progression as my father was a musician, having trained at, The Royal Military School of Music, Kneller Hall. My mother was a dancer. I was doomed. From a very tender age music of all genres filled the house and at 3 I learned to operate my grandparents wonderful old radiogram.
Since first getting the stage bug, I have been involved with theatre first on stage but now directing and choreographing. My many passions apart from obviously musicals and the theatre in general, include films, reading and now listening as thanks to Jane Martin, I have discovered the delights of audio books. Cooking and recently a resurgence of swimming. A strong wanderlust has always been apparent too but the itchy feet get really uncomfortable these days.
This is my first foray into proper radio and having loved the couple of times I stood in for Jane Martin, on her Monday Musicals show, I was delighted when she asked me to take it on permanently.
I hope you enjoy the show as much as I have putting it together.