From 2002 until 2005 Stuart was a member of the Reading-based band CPWP (Can’t Play, Won’t Play). CPWP formed in 1997 and much to their’s and others’ surprise were still together 5 years later to record an EP. Playing their own brand of Rock and Blues, they left their mark in many locations around Southern England. In addition tot heir almost annual “Booze ‘n’ Blues” evening, the band have played at various events from fund raisers for good causes, the London Marathon, youth services at various churches to the Millennium Service at The London Arena.

Prodigal Son, from their 2002 EP can be listened to below.