started Barnet4U 10 years ago as a way of letting the people of Barnet
know the history and heritage of our town.
WHO AM I
learnt disc cutting, mixing, editing and all aspects of sound recording.
During this time I worked with numerous artists including The Who, The
Bee Gee's, Jimi Hendrix and many more.
I stayed at IBC for over 15 years before I moved onto the Disc cutting department at Pye Studios in Marble Arch where I was involved in supervising the mastering of many of the country's top bands, including The Police.
Having spent my vacations visiting friends in America for a number of years I finally moved there in the late 70's to work for Guava Music in Miami, which gave me the chance to work on the Tyrone Taylor album at Bob Marley's Tuff Gong studio in Kingston, Jamaica, as well as working with session musicians in Miami on a project involving a local girl singer.
a couple of years I missed my friends, the English humour, the seasons,
football and a real pint so I returned to Barnet and formed GB music,
in conjunction with the owner of Guava Music in Miami, running a production/publishing
service, which included mastering and pressing records for many Independent
I also wrote the history of Arsenal Football Club, to coincide with the centenary of the club. This was made into a colourful picture disc and the sale of this record enabled me to spend my time writing the histories of Liverpool, Everton, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United.
1989 I started a label called Bri-Tone Records and released an old record
from the thirties called
In 2007 I started a local free magazine called Barnet4u, which became a surprise success with the local people looking forward to each edition.
have kept involved over the years including organising and introducing
the artist at the East Barnet Festival until a couple of years ago when
I formed “The Barnet Music Festival” that is proving to