When I was growing up my dad was always into music and hi-fi. I even went to the Harrogate hi-fi show in the late seventies which my dad looks back very fondly on due to the abundance of large Tannoy speakers there. As a result of this I have never needed persuading that hi-fi is worth it, anyone can hear the difference.
When work experience came I contacted Erricks in Bradford who were the local Linn and Naim dealer. I loved my week there and at the age of 16 sold my first system.
University beckoned and a degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering culminated in an audio based final year project. This was followed by a job interview and a job offer from Naim.
The pull of Yorkshire proved too much so Hi-fi was exchanged for set top box engineering at Pace where i worked on audio, video and EMC.
I then spent 3 years working for a Naim retailer in Manchester.
For the last 9 years I have been teaching Engineering to Secondary school students and never miss an opportunity to squeeze a bit of audio theory into my lessons.
First album: Pink Floyd, Animals
First Concert: Happy Mondays at Queens Hall Bradford.
Last record bought: Aphex twin
Linn LP12/Grace 707/A&R P77