What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I've been singing a long time and began writing poetry and songs at the age of 12. I was very shy when it came to performing, which definitely held me back when I was younger. I attended the BRIT School for Performing Arts at the age of 14 and really found confidence and belief in performing. I then went onto ACM (Academy of Contemporary Music) based in Guildford and began to learn music theory, history and developed my writing further. Ultimately, the main thing is to find a unique style or 'voice' and develop it! I had my own band and we gigged for just over a year around London. Then I began performing acoustically at venue such as; The Troubadour, The Bedford, Jazz Cafe and loved every moment. Now I can be found developing my writing style, sound and overall artistry - the more of life I experience, the more my music grows.
Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
I'm most proud of a song I wrote called 'Let Go' as it really summed just how I was feeling (and to some extent still do!) about holding onto the past. I need to constantly move forward, develop, grow and learn to literally 'Let Go' of things, surroundings and people who hold me back or discourage my dreams.
What are you working on at the moment?
Various writing/vocals projects for some great producers!
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
To do my best
What do you like most about your job?
Being creative and having the ability to take a song in any direction! It's exciting
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
How quickly can you get this back to me? I often ask when they need it and work around that.
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
That it's all about the talent (partly true) but it is very much about persistence, belief, hustle and networking! It's not easy, even if you have the best record or vocals in the world, you still have to 'believe in yourself' so that other people will! NOTHING is handed on a plate.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Many! But one that springs to mind would be Sia Furler, she is so inspiring! Her vocals are awe inspiring and her writing ability is amazing.
Can you share one music production tip?
Work on the things you're not good at to get better - most people focus only on their strengths
What type of music do you usually work on?
This can vary but mainly Pop, R&B and Soul
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
There are many musicians and music pros who inspire me, some include; Adele, Florence Welch, Maxine Ashley, Sasha Keable, Paul Epworth, Jamie XX, Jamie Woon, London Grammar, Lauryn Hill, Marvin Gaye, Bob Marley, Banks, Jessie Ware, Sade, Lykkie Li, Lionbabe, Max Martin, Ina Wroldsen, SIA, Alex Da Kidd, Coldplay, Pharrell Williams, Beyonce, Jay-Z, Portishead, Zero 7, Dev Hynes, Justin Parker, Lana Del Rey
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Most common type of work I do is writing a topline melody + lyrics and adding my vocals over a produced instrumental. I work remotely from home most of the time, but for those based in London am always happy to meet and visit the studio to get that polished sound.