I began my performance career in the early 1980s as a drummer, in a punk band playing original songs, followed by a succession of semi-pro covers bands before moving to the cabaret circuit and backing top Kiwi artists such as Rob Guest, Billy T James and Brendan Dugan, among others.
Eventually I left the drums behind and moved to the front of the stage, performing on guitar and vocals in a jazz-oriented duo for a decade, and then - in the guise of my performance persona Dr Glam - with my own glam rock band. Dr Glam’s wicked alter ego Thaddius Grime, and his annogrammatic cousin Mr Glad - accompanied by the rather twisted Skeleton Family - complete my collection of performance personas.
Today, aside from bringing Dr Glam out of the closet for (very) occasional special events such as a one-off David Bowie tribute show, I front my Cosmic Jive Quartet, specializing in reworking the songs of David Bowie, and also have a jazz band; the Space Jazz Quartet. Never one to shun a jazz-hands opportunity, I also enjoy performing a song or two solo during my motivational speaking engagements.