Horace is Assistant General Secretary of the Musicians’ Union (MU), a post he has held since 2003 after over a decade working for the MU. He oversees the work of the Union in all areas of the industry and represents over 30,000 musicians nationally and internationally.
Horace is also an executive committee member of the International Federation of Musicians (FIM) and a professor of the Royal Society of Musicians.
His music career began playing clarinet and saxophone semi-professionally from the age of 14.
He was a founder member of the band DARTS at the age of 18 and signed an independent record contract a year later.
Between 1976 and 1981 DARTS toured internationally and enjoyed considerable chart success including over a dozen UK top 10 singles, 3 gold albums and a platinum album. Horace wrote many songs for the band including the top ten hit “Get It”.
DARTS musically directed and starred in the hit West End musical “Yakety Yak” in 1982.
During the 1980’s Horace worked extensively as a session musician performing on many major label releases.
He changed track in the late 80’s and became a band manager and promoter, promoting the ICA Rock Weeks.
Horace started work for the British Musicians’ Union as Music Business Advisor in 1990.