Principal trumpet player for the Hallé Orchestra of Great Britain from 1986 to 2006.
He started playing trumpet when he was fifteen years old and attended Goldsmiths College in London.
He had a concert by the Hallé Orchestra dedicated to him in 2006 after his death.
He married Susie MacMurray and they raised two sons named Andrew and Matthew together.
MacMurray is a Canadian musician like Sarah McLachlan.