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10 Dec 2019

Alan Tomkinson has had a rather eventful life. As well as being a musician and songwriter who wrote and performed with some global music stars, he's built up the country's largest boarding cattery from scratch, done a spot of motor racing, befriended a lion, built up a lorry-building company, and about twenty years ago, when he was seventy, he retired. And then built his own house.

A few years ago, Alan popped into AMP Guitars on Chestergate. He was looking for somebody to do some piano arrangeme...

5 Dec 2019

As a musician, it's often best to have several strings in your hat and a flock of feathers in your bow to make a successful career. But, actually, whether you are a freelancer or tethered to a timetable not of your own making, any ability you have that could be of value to other people could be worth investing in.

I have always seen this as a good thing. When you're in the midst of several projects, it's often easier to compartmentalise them in your mind than you might imagine. In pract...

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