The last thing I want to do is make this drawn out and boring so I’ll just stick to the important stuff.
My parents emigrated to Australia from Holland in 1952 when I was 6, there was a building boom starting here and my father was a bricklayer looking for a new start and a new life for his family, away from war torn Europe.
We moved out to the country in South Australia where my father built whole streets of houses, then when I was about 12 we moved to Adelaide (a city) and my life began to get a lot more interesting.
I’d been pretty keen on listening to the radio, particularly music, from an early age so by the time we moved to the big smoke I was already dreaming about becoming another famous musician.
So, from the age of sixteen until now, and I’m sixty five now my life has revolved around music, and I’ve played all sorts of different roles within it.
At sixteen I started out as a drummer, then switched to vocals, later back to drums for about five years, then I decided I’d like to learn to play piano and did that for five years and so on. The other thing I did that was kind of un rock and roll was that I learned to play classical guitar and ended up teaching it for about six years.
But no matter what tangent I went on somehow I always ended up back to what must be my first love and that’s singing and being an entertainer.
So really, to sum up, what I’m about is performing the role of Mick Jagger in my tribute band The Rolling Stones Experience and providing information about staying fit, staying healthy and having fun to anyone that’s interested (especially people over 50).
My ultimate goal is to enjoy life as much as possible for as long as possible and help others do the same.