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My first memory of making a conscious selection of music to listen to, was back in the sixties when I would sit in front of my parents sideboard gramophone player. We lived in Cyprus at the time and I would go through my parents collection of chart compilations, classical music and film themes. The album that sticks out was 'Dr. Zhivago' by the late great Maurice Jarre. Strangely enough, a decade and a half later I would be listening to his son, Jean Michel Jarre, with equal enthusiasm.

Some other tracks I would cite as being early influences for my instrumental music were The Persuaders Theme by John Barry, Popcorn by Hot Butter, Beethoven and the Doctor Who theme. Music was always an integral part of my early life, however it was the latter half of the 70s and the early 80s that had the most profound affect on my desire to write music. It was around this time I was introduced to Mike Oldfield, Jean Michel Jarre, Depeche Mode and the instrumental B-Sides of Japan as well as a variety of post-punk groups writing in a variety of different styles.

This is just a small selection of the artists who have been influential in shaping my instrumental music (listed alphabetically):