I was born in 1950 and cant remember a day that I didn't sing - usually to myself in the bathroom, walking to school and playing out. I loved Jim Reeves, Frank Sinatra and Al Jolson. When I reached my teens I went to see the Clancy brothers and Tommy Makem in Manchester which started my love affair with Folk Music. I've been singing that type of music ever since and consider myself an extremely very lucky person doing what i love as a job! I've made over 30 albums with the Houghton Weavers and have been part of 50 under more varied guises.
In more recent times I have written a couple of books chronicling my up bringing and a history of the world from the eyes of Tony Berry!!
I work with a great bunch of people and hope that may continue for many more years.