An Interview with
(Drummer with The Outer Limits)
Why did you choose to play the drums?
A) I found I had a natural gift to play the drums without
Q) Tell us about the early days
of The Outer Limits.
A) I first met Jeff Christie at a youth club called The Judean
on Street Lane in Moortown, Leeds. It was tough going for
My fondest memory was the Hendrix tour. Especially
the first night at the Royal Albert Hall. Not many people
get to play at a venue like that.
My favourite Outer Limits songs were Just
One More Chance, Great Train Robbery and Sweet
Q) How did the band split up? What
did you do after leaving the band?
A) I left the group to get married. My wife Sue was a hairdresser
when I met her, so we bought a hairdressers in Leeds, which
we had for 10 years. We then went into property developing.
I finally met Jeff Christie and Gerry Layton again
in March, 2008.
Q) The Outer Limits used to play
all those hard-edged, progressive sounds of Jeff's. Were you
surprised when he achieved fame by writing far more commercial
A) I was not surprised as Jeff had a good team behind him,
i.e. his parents, to push things in the right direction.
Q) Did you have any regrets about
the band splitting up? Maybe if it stayed together, they would
have recorded Yellow River.
A) I had no regrets at the time, but as they say, hindsight
is a wonderful thing.
I've been married for 40 years to a wonderful wife and have
a son, Daniel, which nothing can surpass.