Singer, song writer, presenter, actor and poet. Born in February 1957, the son of immigrant parents from Jamaica. Grew up in Wembley and had a love of the art from a very early age. Our house was filled with music and in particular the poetry of the Jamaican calypsonians and others from the West Indies. It was this that encouraged me into the performing art, first learning the piano and then the guitar to us as vehicles for my songwriting and putting poetry to music. Now I am focusing my work on childhood memories and putting those together in a book of poems centred around experiences in the UK while growing up with a West Indian background.