Bio

I recall receiving my first guitar from my parents at about age 7 and a second at 12 by a Chilean folk dancing group.

A third guitar was given to me by a friend on my 14th birthday, September 1984.

However, it wasn't till June 1985 that I started guitar lessons for 3 months.

Exactly 12 months later, September 5th 1986, I found myself performing on national television on Hey Hey It's Saturday's (Red Faces) segment.

Watch my Red Faces performance.

In 1987 I joined a band as a guest singer called Syndrome.

Performing at wedding, birthday and just for the hell of it functions.

Listen to our performance of Johnny B Good.

December 1994 found me performing on television once again, but as Alfonso Rufatt on this occasion, on the talent show, Pot Of Gold.

Watch my Pot Of Gold performance.

In the early 1990s, I started writing my own material and recorded my first album in 2008 called "Cheyenne", only available in CD format.

 

Some samples include,

Cheyenne

A Rainy Night
and Empty Saddle.

In 2014, I recorded my most recent album, "Happiness Express!",

which can be accessed 4 ways.

  1. Stream by telling your Smart Device, "play Happiness Express album."
  2. Listen to all 9 tracks in full at my YouTube Topic Page.
  3. Download from
    1. iTunes
    2. Amazon Music.
  4. Purchase in CD format from my Album samples Page.

My 3rd album will include some re-recordings from the Cheyenne album and new material such as,

Mistress

& Twenty Twenty.

Hope to undertake this in 2021 and release later that year.

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