I began playing the guitar at school from early age performing in the school choir and at summer fates. This was my first real challenge of dealing with a Northern audience.
This lead me on to study Performing Arts at University in Salford. With a love of musical theatre I quickly made it onto the stage performing lead roles in many musicals across Manchester and the North West and whilst at University I discovered a love for the art of stand up comedy and I practiced my craft on the alternative comedy circuit in and around Manchester.
This lead me onto professional acting work and to performing on the professional alternative stand up circuit performing my act including comedy songs amongst some of the best talent and have performed alongside such great talent as Alan Carr, Jason Manford , John Bishop & Rhod Gilbert.
As a singer based in Lancashire in the North West I have since performed up and down the country at weddings, corporate functions, pubs, clubs and events and my love for music is for all to see feeding off my comedy experience I provide a professional and entertaining show for all types of audiences performing a wide range of music covers from latest chart hits and the classics right through the decade.
I have been a regular at the Manchester Christmas and Spring Markets performing a range of acoustic covers entertaining the crowds which led to performing at Bolton Football club as the pre/post match entertainment.
A proud Mancunian born and bred, its been a dream the past few seasons to be performing at my boyhood football club Manchester City. Performing original songs, covers and comedy parodies during match days at City Square fan zone on the stage and also on the pitch at the Etihad stadium performing my new arrangement of the club anthem Blue Moon which I arranged and recorded. Performing my arrangement of Blue Moon at the last two pre season club launches at Manchester Central G-Mex arena prior to Miles Kane & Johnny Marr of (The Smiths) entertaining the 5,000 City faithful fans was a highlight of my career I am extremely proud of.
I was proud to have featured on the Galaxy Manchester breakfast show where the alter ego Guitarthur Stringfellow was born. Being part of the Rob Ellis show was a great privilege and we had some great times amongst performing with Peter Kay a comedy king of mine. This continued onto the XFM Manchester breakfast show where i wrote original comedy songs about various North west Greater Manchester towns in the feature ‘Round Our Way.’ Very pleased and proud to say that this feature was nominated for a Sony Award in 2013.
I have performed at many events including a special Fifa E.A. Sports event in 2012 alongside Wayne Rooney and in front of a number of celebrities amongst Premier League Footballers and pop stars such as Olly Murs.
For the past 3 years I have performed in the Manchester European Markets in the city centre during the christmas period which I really enjoy. Getting people involved and singing classic hits plus a few alternative carols has been a great laugh and massive success.
Pleased to have released my first E.P of original songs and a very special collaboration with my friend Ben Brooks-Dutton which is a song we wrote about the tragic death of Ben’s wife called ‘Dry Eyes.‘ Available to listen to on MY MUSIC page.
Together with performing covers for events, weddings and parties etc, I write, record and produce my own music and am currently collaborating with a number of artists and DJ’s. As one half of the producer duo ‘Dirty Scuzz Machine’ we are writing and producing Nu-Disco together with remixing other peoples music.
Be sure to check out our page here to listen to our music including our recent remix of Manchester’s very own Inspiral Carpets tune ‘Dragging Me Down’ and a remix of an Eric Clapton song produced with my brother Michael Hand.
At the moment as well as performing up and down the country at the major holiday park chains including Haven & Park Resorts, I am writing, recording and producing my next collection of songs which I am excited about releasing. Together with many collaborations I am working on at the moment I am looking forward to meeting new people and performing at new places.
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a little bit about me