Terry bought his first guitar at the age of fourteen and in the same year, he broke his leg. Whilst being unable to attend school, he spent his time learning how to play.
Terry was greatly influenced by Jimi Hendrix after seeing him play. He moved on from acoustic guitar to electric. Terry's father got him his first electric guitar and his first band, 'High Heat' was formed with a couple of mates. At that point in time, the band was very fortunate to play alongside 'Ace', and 'Ian Drury' and other greats of the pub rock scene of the times.
In 1977, Terry was playing at The Marquee when Iron Maiden approached him to join them. He spent a year with them helping to develop their early material. Terry left to form the band in 1978 with Dennis Willcock. The demos from this union are now being released as a mini album including the 'Gibraltar' demos from the band Dennis formed after V1.
Terry played in blues bands and various other projects over the years building up a solid reputation as an ace guitarist. Terry was approached by the songwriter, Graham Waxman to arrange and play guitar on his projects. This included a French video game and a Euro-vision song entry!! This also included A.O.R. rock tracks for the American market. In the mid 1980's, he started working with some mates again and 'Space Chickens' were up and running.
Terry withdrew from his musical career for several years after his wife became seriously ill and subsequently died. His close friends tried to encourage him to play again. In particular, Steve. Terry's friends in Ibiza invited him to guest with them which he did whilst on extended visits. He then realised he still loved to play.
After a long old haul, Terry poured his heart and soul into music again. He met Pete, a drummer, through blues and jams and then met up with Dwight, a cool bass player who agreed to join them. Stitch, a friend of Dwight's came down to sing and Buffalo Fish evolved.