Guitarist and songwriter for The Shadows who wrote several #1 singles such as "Foot Tapper," "The Rise and Fall of Flingle Bunt," and "Please Don't Tease Me."
When he was fourteen years-old, he formed a band called The Railroaders.
He formed a spin-off band of The Shadows called Bruce Welch's Shadows in 1998.
His ex-fiancee was actress Olivia Newton-John.
He served as a musical consultant for a production of the musical Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story.