About Me … The Long Version
Chances are you’ve arrived at this page because you have no idea who I am…
So I’m guna break it down for ya.
I’ve been pretty obsessed with music ever since I was 6 years old. I’ve been gigging and touring professionally for the past 20 years.
Along with music I love animals, nature and earthy stuff.
I’m also a nerd and know far too much about retro computer games and D&D.
If you haven’t done so already – Google ‘Devon, UK’. I dare ya. (After you’ve read this of course).
Right now I’m living in Austin, Texas. I moved here in February 2014. I’m loving the live music and sunny weather but I do miss the rolling hills of Devon. If you want to find out how on earth I ended up here take a look at my blog – it’s a pretty epic tale.
Currently I’m doing a variety of musical stuff. I’m co-writing / recording with some super cool people.
Phil Gould (Level 42) , Dan Cassidy (Eva Cassidy’s brother), Henry Priestman (The Christians) and Isha Erskine (Grammy award winning producer / engineer).
Phil in particular has been a wonderful friend and mentor over the years and has taught me so much about song writing and being a better musician.
The past few years or so have been the bestest for me.
In 2012 I was the Winner of Best Acoustic Act at the South West Music Awards (UK) and in 2010 I was the Winner of the Singer/Songwriter Contest held in Leipzig (Germany).
In 2013 I was asked by Baltimore based Disappear Fear to play drums/cajon for them on a 26 state USA tour. In the same year I played cajon at a string of shows for Martin Barre (Jethro Tull), one of which was a live BBC event.
For the past 20 years I have performed all over the UK, Europe and USA with many talented bands and artists as well as playing my own material as a solo acoustic singer/songwriter.
I co-headlined a 3 week tour in Germany with Elli Erl (Winner of the 2nd Season of German Idol) and also co-wrote an EP with Elli which was recorded in Cologne.
I have recorded 4 of my own albums, all of which were recorded in my own little studio in Devon. I played all the instruments (drums, bass, acoustic guitar, keys & percussion) and sang all the vocal parts myself.
I often have people say to me…
‘….it must be SO satisfying to choose to recording an entire album yourself!’.
The ironic thing is that at the beginning of my musical journey I *had* to get used to recording all the instruments on my own. It was far from being something I would have chosen to do….