Influences: Pearl Jam, Neil Young, Cream, The Black Keys.
An experienced, versatile and ambitious vocalist who has been performing live on the professional music scene for two decades and has supported major names from across the entertainment industry. Having begun my singing career as 'the singing chef' at a prestigious South West hotel I left my job in the kitchen and quickly became a full-time performer at venues across the UK.
In the formative years of my music career I joined the acclaimed band Majikfish, made up of four talented musicians. After writing and recording our debut album of original material we went on the road and within six months had interest from Polydoor Records. As a result we were sent on a breaker tour and performed on stage with major names including Muse, Feeder and Reef. The following year we were offered the chance to support Shed Seven, and later supported Eddie Floyd (Knock on Wood) in Nottingham. Our live tour took us to notable music festivals, including a top billing at our home city's Soundwaves Festival, where we played in front of an audience of 32,000, and received rave reviews from industry critics. Other highlights including being asked to record a track for BBC Children in Need.
My solo career continues to progress and evolve. My versatility as an artist, performing my own self-penned tunes as well as music by major artists from across the decades, has been key to my success and longevity in the industry. Performing contemporary Indie Rock through to great British classics from past decades, my music has taken me across the UK and overseas to perform for major clients in some great venues. My first self-penned single made it into the German charts and I have taken my music across Europe. Closer to home in the South West of England, I am an established, widely recognised artist with a strong following from across the region. As a solo artist I have supported major names in the entertainment industry including Jo Brand, Cannon and Ball, Jethro and Bernard Manning and have performed at some fantastic venues, including the Bedford Corn Exchange, The Princess Theatre and centre stage at Butlins, Minehead. I have performed for major corporate clients, including the Daily Mail newspaper group.
Other highlights of my career include being part of the widely-acclaimed swing tribute Me and My Shadow, performing songs by the legendary Rat Pack, Nat King Cole, Matt Munro and Bobby Darin to name a few both in the UK and across Europe for major clients including Thomsons. Me and My Shadow was my introduction to the cabaret circuit and the show continues to go from strength to strength.
I continue to develop my career as a professional singer/songerwriter as well as all-round performer, appearing on the theatrical stage and in film and television.
Live tour performing with major bands including Muse, Feeder and Reef
Self-penned singer features in German music chart
Performing solo gigs across the UK
A European tour
High profile performances for major clients including the Royal Navy, the Daily Mail newspaper group, the Royal Marines and the British Heart Foundation.
Singing at the Victoria Royal Naval College summer ball in the presence of HRH Prince William.
Performing Centre Stage at Butlins Minehead
Support for Jo Brand, Mick Miller, Jethro, Bernard Manning and Cannon & Ball
Performing at St Patrick's Day Jazz Festival in Cork, Ireland
Headline Act at Bedford Corn Exchange
Live performance on BBC Radio
Guest Vocalist with Chris Cappoldi Band