(a brief introduction)
Cosmic Singularity’s first album First Steps is available on CB Baby
Cool Beyond Zero’s first album When Mother Time Is On Your Side is available on CB Baby
I am an experienced guitarist/vocalist/Songwriter/Lyricist currently residing in Linlithgow Bridge, West Lothian,
Scotland having been born in Kirkcaldy, Fife
on October 3rd 1956. My primary instruments are vocals and guitar and I am self taught, having been originally taught the trumpet at school.
I have gigged around Scotland as a solo performer (guitar/vocals) where I performed a selection of covers, alongside a substantial amount of self penned original material. I also toured Europe on two occasions, having played in Holland, Denmark and Greece,and have had my compositions played on both local radio (Radio Forth, Radio Borders, Scot FM and Central FM) as well as national radio (Radio 1 on The Friday Rock Show!) and played support to ASWAD – (remember them!?)
Go check out my Sounds page
Both my wife and I regularly visit the absolutely paradisiacal island of Symi in Greece (23 miles North of Rhodes). This is the location
where the photos below were taken, and the inspiration for my songs Symi Wind (a song that I feel will strike a chord on the heart
strings of every person who loves the island!), Dancing In The Bow Wave (inspired from a magical day when the dolphins joined the boat and put on a show), St Gorgios (The majestic Rocky Mountainous Cliff Face backed bay on the East of the island) and Aegli (now retired as irrepairable hydrofoil that was our chartiot on so many occasions) amongst others!
I would like to express my deepest love to my darling wife Linda for introducing me to the idyllic and wonderful place that is Symi, something that becomes ever closer to both of us.
I intend to re-embark on a project I initially said I would do on my first visit to Symi in 1997, the writing of an album of conceptual songs about the island, although this still remains on the backburner, due to alternative heavy commitments with other album projects!!! It has a working title “All Her Glory” (although this may, and probably will, when and if I ever get round to working on it again!).
I have already posted some samples of the new “All Her Glory” project for you to check out on the sounds page and hope that they result in the whetting your appetite for the finished product! I only hope that they will evoke in you our common bond of shared love for that magical Dodecanese isle that is Symi.
I have now played full electric guitar based sets on three occasions now, first time being a 40th birthday party in April 2011 (magical gig) , followed by my wife’s birthday party (September 2012) even more-magical gig!! and lastly at The Symi Festival of September 2013. It was wonderful to receive the invitation that provided such an excellent opportunity to be able to give something back to the island that has provided Linda and I with so much joy.
Although currently suspended due to lack of time due to other commitments, you can read excerpts from my diary updates (and archives). As you can appreciate, there is a mass of work involved, although if the muse is not happening, it can’t be forced!!
(To see more about the paradise island of Symi check out the official site
I extend my warmest love all my friends (past and present), including family and all the friends, both Symiot and otherwise that we have met on our many visits
to Symi paradise, they being seriously, too many to mention, although just a few are…… Taxis, Eva ,Rula & Ike (Taxiarchis Apartments),
my soul mate Giorgios (the accordion player & owner of Giorgio’s Taverna – our regular eating haunt!!), with his supporting staff of
Giorgio (the waiter and taxi-boat conductor!!) and Damiana, Yannis (the butcher of the upper town), Yannis (Rainbow), Lefteris and family (Cafenion), Wendy (Symi Visitor), Irene,Michailis & Family (St Nicholas Taverna), Nicoletta, Makis and the Triton crew, Captain Sosti & the Nicholaus crew, Hugo and the Hugoites, Jim (Popeye Man – as the greeks call him!), the continuing ever-expanding circle, including Susan & Peter, Brian & Vera, Barbara (Manos), Stuart (Guitar) and friends (good gigs!), The Pedi Posse (great to meet you all after sixteen visits to the island since 1997 and only the first visit to Pedi by night in September ’04!!), The late Michael (guitar) & Lucy, Pedro (accordion), Swedish Katerina, Swedish Maria, Alan and Diane, George & Julie Takis (Leather Shop), Tao (Mooring Man) & Pandora, Elpida & Yannis, Cobi, Pat & Andy, Dimitris (Architect), Kostas (Structural Engineer), Nondas (Guitarist), Lefteris (Bazouki) & Irini etc, etc, etc…..
The intention of my site is to give you a general flavour of what I do as a musician via my biography, coupled with some technical info about my equipment etc.,
as well as examples of lyrics, and all this fully supported by some of the many images that I have accrued over many, many years!!!.
I also have some examples of my sounds available for you to listen to and purchase!!
I have become involved in a whole host of internet collaborative projects including AINT TV, THE ROB WOOD PROJECT, COSMIC SINGULARITY. MC ARTISTS (V1), COOL BEYOND ZERO, and CALL OF THE TWILIGHT.
CHECK OUT HERE TO SEE THE FAMOUS PERSON THAT HAS SHOWED UP AS A FRIEND TO COSMIC SINGULARITY’S MYSPACE WEBPAGE!!
I am almost continually involved in additional projects at the great internet collaaboration site at the-pleasuredome.com so if you want to find out what I am doing musically, that will always be the best place to start! I post under the user name Pleasuredome.
The album is out now and available at CD Baby, click on the link below to buy!
I hope you enjoy the site
Steve (The Pleasuredome)
Triton Excursion Boat – Sunday 19/09/99
The Rainbow Bar (with Stuart) – Chorio – Tuesday 28/09/04
Stuart in the right hand picture above is branching out as a pro singer-songwriter and I’m sure you’ll join with me in wishing him every success!
I’m really pleased for ya mate and very much look forward to our next gig in Chorio!