I was born in London and spent my youth in India and Rhodesia/Zimbabwe.
I have been singing and playing guitar since the age of 10. At 18,
I joined a college band and we were hired to record an album of
country music. Whilst not at that time pursuing a musical career,
I continued to sing and jam as often as I could.
In 1992, I started writing my own songs. One of them, "Save
Tomorrow", reflects a period when I became deeply affected
by the atrocities being committed in former Yugoslavia. I used
this song to raise awareness on the situation through my ongoing
involvement with a Swiss-based human rights group and was invited
to sing "Save Tomorrow" on Women's Day in front of a
large audience at the United Nations.
"Save Tomorrow" was heard by Jermaine Jackson who
offered to sing the song with me. The duet was first performed
in public at a charity concert in England where I appeared as
Jermaine's guest artist.
Jermaine recorded "Save Tomorrow" with me in December
1994 and actively encouraged me to record my other material. The
14 songs on my first CD, "Quiet Storm", were recorded in Geneva,
at Dinemec Studio. The album was produced by Matt Clifford who
had worked with Mick Jagger on his solo album and toured with
the Rolling Stones in 1992.
The single "Save Tomorrow" was released in 1995,
together with a video. For two weeks in September 1995, Jermaine
and I toured Germany to promote the single and we appeared on
12 television shows and were interviewed by 11 radio stations.
The song climbed to No 8 on the Radio Berlin charts.
Back in Geneva, my long-time friend, the guitarist Kiet Nguyen,
and I formed the group "One For The Road". Kiet arranged
my latest songs and we recorded them in Geneva in 1996 and 1997.
The CD, "An Acoustic Affair",
is just that: with the exception of the bass guitar on certain
tracks, there are no electric instruments and no synthesisers.
The record was favoured by excellent reviews and the groups
performances live have been enthusiastically received.
In 1997 and 1998, we recorded and released the single "Clone
Your Favorite Lovers" and gave a series of concerts in
Switzerland, notably at the "Chat Noir" in Geneva and
at the "Caribana Festival" where the group performed
along with Diana King, Doctor John as well as Toots and the Maytalls.
In 1999 and 2000, I worked with producer Gareth Cousins on
a "Clone Your Favorite Lovers" remix, which was released as a
single in the U.S. together with the original One For The Road
version. Gareth is best known for his award-winning music for
films such as Dark City and Notting Hill. I also wrote
and recorded new material for a second album entitled
"Stealing The Show".
This album finally came out at the beginning of 2001. It
was mixed by the talented Dave Richards at his legendary Mountain
Studios in Montreux - a very exciting and memorable experience!
Our cooperation with Dave Richards was renewed when
we worked together on a "Live at Le Chat
In 2004, we recorded and released the album "The Other Side" and gave a series of concerts, notably in Paris at the "New Morning" and at the Arena in Geneva where we played the first act before Lionel Richie.
In 2005, I moved to the South of France, formed a new band based in Nice and continued performing under my own name. The group features renowned drummer, Felix Sabal-Lecco (Paul Simon, Sting, Peter Gabriel, Prince, Sade), Scotsman Neil Gerstenberg on sax and low whistles (David Sanborn, Warren Vaché, Jean-Marc Jafet, Sylvain Luc), French guitarist Eric Sempé (John McLaughin, Liz McComb, Chris de Burgh, David Sanborn) and Marc Peillon on electric bass (Stephano Di Battista, Gloria Gaynor, Chris de Burgh, David Sanborn, Babik Reinhardt). We toured in Belgium and France, notably at the Transbordeur in Lyon after Robert Plant. In 2006, I worked on a new album, "If You Had Only..." to be released in 2007 and distributed by CDBABY.
In Switzerland, most of the above mentioned recordings are distributed by
Disques Office and may be found on cede.ch. They all may be ordered worldwide on the internet on cdbaby.com.