Since I can remember, music has played a very important role in my life.
From very early memories of my Dad playing Frank Sinatra on his old radiogram with The Nelson Riddle
Orchestra, I have been inspired by a wide and varied spectrum of musical tastes & sounds.
From the sixties to present day I never tire of
music no-matter what shape or form it derives from.
My main passion
being home grown Pop has to rate there with the best, although being such a fussy guy to please when it comes to a catchy
tune makes it harder for me to be content.
The most unlikely of places have
produced a song or track I particularly like the sound of.
One of my first real inspirations to melodic songs was via the great trumpet player and co-founder
of another great indie label A&M, called Herb Alpert.
Herb had the real
knack when it came to producing quality tracks together with his band the Tijuana Brass.
He later went on to discover and sign the amazing CARPENTERS.
Infact, the backing track on this
page is dedicated to Herb Alpert.
The main influence to this day has to be the great Benny Andersson of ABBA.
His amazing rifts and general melodic song writing techniques made it comparatively easy for me to regain
my love of music - enough so for me to buy my first keyboard in 1979.
could'nt read or write a single note, but this fact would not deter me and so I began on my journey into the whole concept
of trail and error to get my songs written in my own unique way - in my head!
To a certain extent, this is still the way I compose my songs
today, although I still cannot conform to songwriting in its common form, I will continue to express myself on a even
keel when it comes to recording in my own contrieved way - this has not hindered Paul McCartney, so why me.
This story proves one thing, if I can do it you
can too - songwriting is not so much an art, more a passion only YOU can express in your own way.
I still enjoy the process of writing songs, lyrics,
playing different instruments and the final part of recording and editing - its still excites and thrills me after nearly
30 years later of playing my first note.
And to now, finally running
my own record label...
does it really get any better than this.
TERRY CULLERN Head A&R