So, not a bard. Dammit, I thought I was helping the cause! He seems like more of a Factotum (Dungeonscape - great book). Hey, look! There's a much cooler Inspiration rule in that class...Sounds like you made a well rounded person. He sounds like the kind of guy who is pragmatic and would argue he is a fighter, a bard or maybe a wizard in whatever the situation called for.
And did these bards help during adventures? Or would they make for better NPCs?There were bards in the world before D&D.