Uk folk singer, songwriter, guitarist, and mandolin player known for his use an acoustic duo called Present of Hands. In his mid-teens, he started playing the mandolin and electric guitar. While participating in Sussex School, he produced a music duo with bass participant Warwick Downes. He often collaborated with multi-instrumentalist Phil Beverage. He grew up in East Devon, Britain. With his initial wife, he possessed and controlled a rural inn in Dorset, Britain. He was motivated to become folk musician after hearing albums by vocalist and songwriter Joan Baez.