I am a musician, composer, and occasional writer based in North London.
"Strange and beautiful things with text and music" - Sound & Music
I am performing live in Heather And Harry during Edinburgh Fringe from August 6th-27th (not 12th) at Zoo Aviary, 7:30pm. I have reworked the existing songs, composed 5 new ones and written an original score. Tickets here.
"Good for the soul" - London Pub Theatres ****
"Impossible not to fall for" - Broadway Baby ****
Beetles have just finished recording our debut album. The first single will be released later this year.
I am currently working on a new podcast about race, representation and privilege.
Nairobi Orchestra: Guest 1st Bassoon (rep including Symphony no 5 - Tchaikovsky and Petite Suit - Debussy)
Adult: The Series; series: Musician (Cover of "Oh My Darling" featured closing credits)
Into The Wild; podcast: Composer
I have worked with: Future Cinema; BBC; London Design Festival; Wikimedia Foundation; Lambeth Council; Joanie Clothing; Oxfam; Barbican; Itsu; Vegusto; Linda McCartney; I Heart Camden; National Maritime Museum; ZSL and London Zoo.
I have performed abroad: at Disneyland Paris; National Theatre, Kenya; St Patricks Cathedral in New York; Badhuistheatre in Amsterdam; La Cigale in Paris. In the UK: Southbank Centre; Queen Elizabeth's Hall; Barbican; BBC Maida Vale; BBC Elstree; National Maritime Museum; FutureFest; Pleasance; Proud Camden; Glastonbury Festival; Latitude Festival; Hoxton Hall; Ronnie Scott's; 93 Feet East; Wilderness Festival.
I focus on: music as a supportive storytelling element (e.g. in film and theatre). I am very interested in how music interacts with identity both historically and in present-day society. My interests as a writer include race and growing up. I am available for commissions - please contact me.
Prior to focusing on composition, I worked extensively in the events industry as an entertainment programmer and director. Whilst I am no longer actively seeking work in this area, I am open to working on projects if they seem a good fit for me (for example: directing music for charity events). Please get in touch to discuss.
Other: The snail tattoo on my arm is a Giant African Land Snail named Cloyd.
I once spilled a drink over Jay-Z whilst backstage at Glastonbury.
Background: I am of mixed racial ancestry and a key theme amongst my work is exploring my identity and the unique perspective it affords me. I was born in South London and now live in North London; I am the rare Londoner who migrates.