I have worked professionally since the age of 15 (2008) and in that time have produced tracks and arrangements for theatres all around the world, including London's West End, working for major production companies and individuals, from full show arrangements, to commercial jingles. As a performer, I’m fortunate enough to work regularly with many of the country's top musicians, and have played some of the UK’s most prestigious venues, and events, from shows, to international jazz festivals, and even engagements with The Royal Family. I'm very proud to have received an award for BEST MUSIC in the Great British Pantomime Awards 2020, for my music creations and performance in Cinderella (which also won BEST SHOW) for Evolution Productions.
As musical director and/or supervisor, I have worked with a wide range of stars on various shows, such as Phillip Schofield (ITV), John Altman (EastEnders), Samantha Barks (Film and Theatre Star), John Partridge (EastEnders), Ashleigh & Pudsey (Britain’s Got Talent Winners), Sophie Evans (West End and Broadway Star), The Grumbleweeds, Kim Hartman & Vicki Michelle (‘Allo ‘Allo), Danielle Hope (Over The Rainbow Winner & West End Star), Marti Pellow (Wet Wet Wet), Lloyd Daniels (The X Factor), Phil "Mister Maker" Gallagher (CBeebies) and Joanne Clifton (Strictly Come Dancing) to name just a few. You can check out some of my current projects here.
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From an early age I’d always had a passion for music, and been a fan of improvising ever since I could reach (or climb up to!) a piano. My parents saw the feel for music that I had, and soon started me on classical piano lessons (which unfortunately I didn’t enjoy) being forced to stick to rules and ‘dots’, with a teacher who had no passion for music, quickly drove me to nurture my own passion: Jazz. Instead of doing my set practices for my ‘teacher’, I would spend my time improvising, discovering more & more music and even musical theatre, which eventually led me onto theatre work.
My love for theatre inspired me to produce music for local amateur shows that I performed with, replacing the very poor standard they’d become used to. After producing for a few local productions realising I had something, I started to take it more seriously, and landed my first professional production job at the age of 15, working for one of the top backing track companies, Paris Music Limited. This eventually led to producing for more leading companies, and from then on, the rest of my school life was spent creating pro tracks for companies all around the world, rather than worrying about school! (you can find out more about the backing track side of things here). As I began college, I started to concentrate more on live playing; managing to get a weekly jazz club gig. This was far more beneficial than college, I met lots of good musicians, resulting in acquiring more gigs, and learnt many great pieces, and spending every Wednesday night for a year improvising with pros really helped train my ear… It also helped with being late for college every Thursday morning! Since this time, I've never looked back.
All the best!
I am very proud to be endorsed by Roland, as well as being a Nord Artist. I find I play at my best, feeling most inspired on stage, when performing with these pianos, some of the best gear in the industry.