Born in Port Louis, Mauritius 1951
Started to learn piano on the boat from Mauritius to the UK in 1954 with Robert White
Studied piano with Hesther Agate at The Trinity College of Music, London from the age of 7 & cello from the age of 12
Being the proud owner of very small hands, cannot play Classical Repertoire to seek a career as a Classical Pianist
Turns to Jazz & Blues under the guidance of Jon Hendricks (of Lambert, Hendricks & Ross fame) - Starts playing on people's records in 1969
Main "production/song writing influences" Leiber & Stoller, Bacharach & David, Jimmy Webb, Jimmy Page, Cat Stevens.......
Between 1994 to 2002, several 3-weeklong Missions with "Assistance Medicale Toit Du Monde" (www.amtm.org) to Nepal, as Humanitarian Administrator of Rigzin Drubpeh Ghatshal Monastary (Pharping, near Kathmandu) ...
Founder "Studio De La Gare"....