I am a professional classic jazz and ragtime piano player. I have written a fair bit about my experiences of playing gigs. I have written poetry both as an expression of "beauty" but also as a form of therapy and "off-loading". In the past I wrote many esoteric songs and a left-wing musical entitled "Anarchy Crabs". I like the modernism of T.S.Eliot, the mysticism of Yeates and the power of Dylan Thomas. I have played jazz at Adlestrop and heard a blackbird sing close by.