is Tyneside born and bred and sings top harmony in the group. Known as "Fitzy"
throughout Tyneside and beyond, he was a professional singer in the 60s
as well as founding the legendary Gosforth Folk Club. Though not widely
travelled as a solo singer, his fame has spread. Even people who have never
clapped eyes on him have a "Fitzy" story, and most of them are
only a great Tyneside voice, and one of the northeast's greatest interpreters
of traditional song, he also has a great knack of putting fine tunes to
songs and poems, notably his splendid conversions of many of Cicely Fox
Smith's sea poems to song. Our latest CD, "Tyne & Tide" has
no less than six of these songs.