1974 - No PC's in the home studio!

A little bit of my History.

Yes I'm a "Baby Boomer" - born in the euphoric post-war 50's in Adelaide, South Australia. Shortly after, our family moved to the Snowy Mountains township of Cooma, and it's here I spent my childhood and school years. Early on - probably around age 10, I first became fascinated with electronics, and I can remember building crystal sets, and later, radios, amplifiers etc. It's a bug that's still with me! Around age 12, my elder brother was given a guitar for Christmas, then one day, came home with an LP - the Shadows greatest hits, vol 2. It was the first time I really paid attention to music, and, to guitar in particular. Those early Stratocaster tones of Hank Marvin were totally addictive, and I was hooked. It wasn't long before I had convinced my parents that I needed my own guitar! Throughout High School, I hung out with like-minded people, and played in many bands. It was the mid-sixties, and a real period of generational change - a great time to be a teenager. Music was one of the main vehicles of influence and change, and there was a lot happening! After school finished, I moved to Sydney, and spent the 70's working and playing in a band formed with an old friend from Cooma. That band was "Route 66" (there's a link to it on the home page) and I've many great memories of the people, the gigs and friends we made during that time. Time marched on, and before I knew it, I was a "family man", complete with spouse and 3 children! We decided to move away from the city to the country to "bring up" the kids, and that's how I ended up in Wagga Wagga. The years rolled again, and those children grew up, and left home to pursue lives of their own, leaving me some time to.......get back to music and electronics! - yes, those two threads seem to be woven through my life, and there's no escape!

So here I am, doing what I love, being involved with music, building pickups, hopefully putting something back into an industry I'm hopelessly obsessed with.