“Pilch is at heart a story teller who writes songs about life in all its mucked up, crazy glory. Whatever crosses his radar, be it old love, bad decisions, or dead end jobs, all are intimately observed with a thread of hope and the shadow of a smile.”

Yeah, well I guess that’s me. I’m a singer/songwriter based in North London and as my picture betrays it’s fair to say that I’ve been around the block a few times… Whilst my roots lie in country rock music (man I love the Eagles) I have, over the years, covered many genres from big band jazz to gospel, rock to folk, even did a few seasons with the English National Opera as a kid.

My love of country really started I guess in the early 90’s when we had cable on trial and we could get CMT for a while. That was the Garth Brooks, Alan Jackson, Lorrie Morgan, Pam Tillis kind of era. Loved the song writing, the story telling, the vids the lot.

I do solo stuff and also perform with my band Pilch and the Midnight Tinklers with whom I recorded the album “Only the Good” a couple of years back. Here’s what some people said about it.

“Enjoyed it immensely. Strong songs, urgently sung and good production too.” – Simon Mayo DJ Radio 2

“This is a fantastic album, filled with sweet melodies, clever harmonies, and fine song writing.” – Steve Harvey, Martin Guitars

“There are some fine songs lurking here and the band’s breezy delivery creates just the kind of good time stuff we all need now” – Acoustic Magazine

And here’s the Spotify link:

My single “Nothing But You” is a song about old love and is dedicated to my long-suffering wife. Here’s the proper cheesy video:


Shine on 2020 (a remix of the original 2014 release) is a Christmas song that tries to look beyond the tinsel. It’s a message of peace, a message of unity, a message of hope…

Written with my good buddy Ralph Stringer, for a long time I tried to place the song with an established artist but alas to no avail, so eventually I decided to release it myself in 2014.

The original track was produced by Roger Benou of Monroe Productions and features Nicki Hooke adding some class on backing vocals. This 2020 version has been freshened up with a few twinkles and some additional guitar lines because, hey you can never have too many guitars….

“Firing Blind” is a tribute to the band I used to be in, back in the days when everything seemed possible, when we felt invincible. I guess it’s a song for everyone who picked up a guitar and dreamed big dreams…