Violin lessons from the age of 5
Leader of the local Hastings Youth Orchestra
Toured Europe extensively with the East Sussex Youth Orchestra
Switched from classical to jazz:
Middlesex University – BA Hons Jazz Degree
Record Label: WahWah45’s
Publishers: Westbury Ltd
Artists/producers worked with:
Netsky, Etherwood, Bop, Talvin Singh, Ray Davies, Stefan Rogall, Matty Benbrook,
Katharine Blake, Mediaeval Baebes, Iain Archer, K.K, Z Star, The Destroyers, Frank Moon, Colman Brothers, Scrimshire, Hugo Race, Steve Moss, Earl Zinger, Julian Hinton, Kavus Torabi.
Other Stories – Vocalist/Violinist – Ed Watson and Wendy Whelan – Linbury Theatre, ROH. (2015)
The Ballad Of Mack and Ginny – Vocalist/Violinist – Ed Watson and Wendy Whelan – New York City Centre (2016)
The House At Armistice – Composer and Lead actor – Dir.and Lead Actor – Gail Borrow – Explore The Arch Theatre, Archer Lodge, St. Leonards (November 2018)
Bloom Brittannia – Vocalist/Violinist – Barefoot Opera – De La Warr Pavilion April (2019)
The House of Crusoe – Composer/Creator/Lead Actor – Sculptures by Bernard McGuigan – A Town Explores a Book Festival (Arts Council Funded) – Explore The Arch Theatre, Archer Lodge, St. Leonards. (May 2019)
Ten Sorry Tales – Commissioned by Sadlers Wells – Co-Composer/Musician with Frank Moon and directed by Arthur Pita – Jerwood Dance East – Ipswich (Dec 2019)
‘Metamorphosis’ – Ed Watson – Linbury Theatre, ROH (2011)
‘The Time Of Your Life’ – Gecko – Live from Television Centre BBC 4 (2016)
‘Dead Club’ at The Place – Requart and Rosenberg (2017)
‘The Kingdom of Back’ – Northern Ballet (2018)
‘Thinspiration’ Short film for Channel 4 (2008) Directed by Harry Burton, starring Karen Gillan
‘Afro Punk Girl’ Short film (2017) Directed by Annetta Laufer
‘Selkie’ Short film (2016) Directed by Simon Booth, starring Emily Booth
‘Sin Cuenta’ – winner of 3 best short film awards (2015) Directed by Zac Stoff, Music by Sam Sutton
‘The Thompsons’ Feature film (2012) Directed by Mitchell Altieri, Phil Flores, Music by K.K
Venues including Queen Elizabeth Hall, Royal Opera House, Jazz Cafe, 606 Club, New York City
Centre for the Arts and regular shows at Wiltons Music Hall.
Festivals including Glastonbury, Secret Garden, Shambala, Appleby, Bath, London Jazz, Towersey.
Extensive world touring including U.S.A, Europe, Lebanon and Bangkok
Vocal Soloist for performance of Karl Jenkins’ Stabat Mater with Collegium Musicum Orchestra and Choir in Marbella, Spain.
Radio 3’s – Private Passions
Radio 6 – Craig Charles and Gilles Peterson shows
Radio 1extra – Friction
BBC London – Gary Crowley. Recorded and Live session for the London Olympics
Creation and running of workshops with composer Frank Moon for Chestnut Tree Hospice, A charity for children based in East Sussex with terminal illnesses. Based at Hastings Contemporary Gallery.
Co-runs choir with composer/musician Lucy Mulgan for Seaview Project, a homeless charity based in Hastings.
2020-21 Commission from Barefoot Opera/Arts Council to create a piece of music to be shared online called ‘My Place’, based on the stories of people from Hastings Refugee Buddy Project, Seaview Project and Dudley Infants School.