I didn’t get a music degree. I didn’t go to a conservatory to study classical music, and I’ve never had a piano lesson in my life.
My passion for music drives me to learn, by any means necessary, what I need to know, so that I can get the sounds that I hear in my head out into the world.
I’ve now been working with music for over 20 years. I have experimented with virtually every genre. From plucking away on my mum’s nylon string guitar as a kid through to writing scores for Philharmonic orchestras, musically directing 30 piece bands, and working with world-renowned artists and brands.
Music moves me like nothing else.
All I want is the music I make to move others in the same way.
Many times I have felt totally out of my depth. My core passion, combined with a willingness to learn, through relentless trial, failure, adjustment, and repetition, has given me the strength, determination, and skill to step up to each challenge. It’s not getting any easier – but why should it? That would be boring!
At my core, I’m still the 6-year-old kid that felt an electric shock when he first heard Hendrix’s explosive playing. The 10-year-old blown away hearing Prodigy’s ‘Firestarter’ when it topped the UK charts, the teenager that felt adrenaline figuring out his first guitar riff, playing his first show, stepping into his first rave, and seeing his first symphony.
This journey never stops. I will always swim out of my depth, be over my head and out of my comfort zone.
Why? Because this is how I do my best work.