Better Off This Way
This song was co written between myself and Wesley Steed - December 2012.
|Guitar ability:||Beginner||Vocal range:||Alto
|Keyboard ability:||Beginner||Like to join a band:||Yes
|Vocal ability:||Lead singer||
Played in major tour circuit venues throughout the midlands and north of the uk as a solo artist and with a backing band between 2003 and 2006. These include Leicester De Montfort Hall, Derby Assembly Rooms, The Guildhall, Nottingham Junktion 7 and Rock City.
Played in various music venues in Brighton uk as a solo artist and with a backing band between 2006 and 2011. These include The Concorde 2, The Brighton Dome, The Komedia, The Latest Music Bar and The Sanctuary Cafe.
Performed backing vocals as a session singer for various singer/songwriters and bands in Brighton Live 2007 and 2008.
STUDIO RECORDING – I have sung in professional studios on many occasions. This includes recording lead vocals, piano and guitar for my own songs, and recording backing vocals as a session singer for various bands and artists in Brighton and London.
SONGWRITING - I write music for myself and other artists. I specialise in writing pop music however I enjoy writing to a brief and will tackle any genre I am asked to. I work with a producer in London on many of songs and am happy to write with any other producers who are interested in working with me.
CHOIRS – I have performed in large and small choirs all over the midlands.
CABARET – I spent 3 weeks performing in a Christmas cabaret show in a Brighton Theatre. I had one of the lead roles where I, sung, danced, acted and played the guitar. (2007)
Musical Instruments I Play:
Vocals, Rhythm Guitar, Keyboard, Basic Drums, Flute.
I am a very versatile singer. I am well adept at singing pop, rock, blues, jazz, folk, country and gospel.
Vocals – Grade 7 -Merit
Flute – Grade 5 - Distinction
Higher Diploma in Song writing – Distinction
Diploma in Vocals – Distinction
Diploma in Performing Arts – Distinction
Music Related Work Experience:
Work experience in a Staffordshire recording studio for three months. (2004)
Work experience for Tru-Thoughts Record Company in Brighton. (2006)
I won an award for best songwriter after entering ‘The Wired Project’ for 16-25 year olds.
I won a battle of the bands in 2005, performing with my own band in front of hundreds of people.
I won an award for best contemporary singer/songwriter in the ‘In Tradition’ folk competition (2006)