Guitarist for the hard rock bands Dare, Asia, and Ten, among other groups. He co-founded the side project Burns Blue with Sam Blue.
He got his first guitar at the age of nine. His first musical gigs were as a session musician.
He formed Dare with Darren Wharton of Thin Lizzy fame.
He grew up around Oldham in Lancashire, England.
Growing up he idolized Johnny Van Zant and Lynyrd Skynyrd.