Me

I am primarily a creative artist and the majority of my time goes towards my 'own' projects.

Currently on the go:

Finishing Orchid-Star's third album
Orchid-Star
A project with Samantha Ray from Orchid-Star, blending my usual 3 strands, classical, psychedelic and world music, but focused on the operatic - new material and arrangements of existing arias. Debuted live at Waveform Festival, Sep '12
Working on a new album with Afro Celt Sound System ACSS
Continuing work with Nathassia Devine. Her album Cosmic, which I produced half of, and co-wrote some, was released summer 2014; there have been several remixes since, and more to come, and I am also now playing live with her. Nathassia Devine
I recently finished my next, chilled, solo (with guests) album, to be titled Unexpected Pleasures, which I started before production was even finished on Orchid-Star's 'Birth', when we decided to take Orchid-Star on a more uptempo journey. Pete Ardron

I also, when time allows, work professionally for clients, offering a variety of creative and studio services as well as web design/development.

This Site

This site exists to promote both my work as an artist and the professional skills I offer, between which there is an inevitable crossover but they are roughly grouped into Art and Craft sections

The site also contains much which will only be of interest to those of you who are sufficiently into what I do as an artist to want to know or hear some of the background/lead-up to what I do now.

The Music section contains extracts from 25 years worth of music and there are warnings elsewhere on the site, especially to those who are here to try and evaluate the quality of the work you might expect from me, that I matured as a writer long before I did as a producer, therefore please do not judge any early wroks by anything other than the writing.

I apologise that due to its multi-purpose nature - it should perhaps have been 3 sites(!) - the layout is a bit mixed up, albeit with a degree of logic, and you will have to find what you need/want amongst the bits you don't.

This site is a work in progress, so there may be some bits which are a bit glitchy.
And there are bits which will almost certainly look or work better in Firefox or Chrome than Internet Explorer

There is also quite a bit of content left to be added or updated.