Anyway, the only way we knew how to break out of that Steel Town was with music so, with all the strength we could muster we set to it. We built ourselves a large following, supported many big acts and got a record deal. Our first producer was Roger Bain who had produced Black Sabbath. We were not major fans of Sabbath but they were from our period and we did Paranoid and Iron Man in our early sets. Roger Bain also shows up later in this story. Sadly for my band, rock stardom eluded us and it all came to nothing. After nearly 30 years the drummer from the band found me on the web and I helped him build a web tribute to the band in sounds words and pictures, which can be found at www.thebullfrogstory.co.uk
When the band folded there was no way I was going back to the Steel Works so I took odd jobs to keep me afloat and set about fulfilling my dream number two which was to be a songwriter. Actually this was what had interested me all along. I figured that you had to be in a band to get somewhere but now I was going to try it all alone. I figured I’d need to become a producer along the way so I bought an Akai tape deck (right) and started to make demos and send them out. I still have the tape deck but it ceased to function long ago .