I am a musician, composer, and writer based in North London.
My first book, Not Quite White, will be released in Autumn 2019 with Simon & Schuster.
Heather And Harry, which I worked on with Stumble Trip Theatre will be returning in 2019!
Catch us at:
Wardrobe Theatre, Bristol on 12th February
The show won rave reviews during Edinburgh Fringe 2018, including four stars from Broadway Baby, ThreeWeeks and Fringe Review. Heather and Harry. I came aboard the project after a successful first tour of the show, and helped to rework the show, develop an onstage musical performer, and substantially adapt the existing score as well as writing 4 new songs. You can hear some of my music for the show here.
“an inventive and engaging soundtrack” - Broadway Baby
“a theatrical experience that is truly unique” - Three Weeks
Last 12 MOnths:
I have developed a new podcast about race and representation which will be announced at the end of the year.
Featured in the “My Community” campaign with Ideal Flatmate, talking about my local area.
Did an interview for the "Wonderful Women" series on HonestMum.com.
Composed original music and reworked several songs for Heather and Harry - listen to the original score.
Relaunched my blog with several new categories.
Appeared with Nairobi Orchestra in Kenya as guest 1st Bassoon (rep including Symphony no 5 - Tchaikovsky and Petite Suit - Debussy)
Recording the debut Beetles album - scheduled release later this year.
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; Rhum & Clay Theatre Company; Fine Chisel; 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; Vault Festival; Brighton Fringe; 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 in both fields - please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prior to focusing on composition, I worked extensively in the events industry as an entertainment programmer and director.
Other: My favourite TV shows are Monkey Dust, Steven Universe, and the first season of Ainori: Asian Journey (second season tragically not available in the UK).
The snail tattoo on my arm is a Giant African Land Snail named Cloyd.
I own two rescue cornsnakes, Liquorice (Kish) and Lou.
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.