Bass Guitar ability
Influences: Motley Crue, Sex Pistols, Libertines, Dirty Pretty Things, Oasis, Blur, Ellie Goulding
I started writing songs at the age of seven and began learning to play the guitar at age eight, I went on to have classical guitar lessons until the age of fourteen.
I have played in several bands throughout the years and my most recent band, "Dirty Charmer", was a four piece Indie-Rock group who played around the local Yorkshire area. Leeds, Sheffield and Doncaster were our regular spots, often playing venues such as The Well, Empire, West Street Live and Vintage Rock Bar.
In the summer of 2012 we recorded a three track E.P, which we released online. The tracks were well received and garnered some attention from the likes of Yorkshire Music Scene and various local radio stations. One track in particular, titled "The Chase", was given a weeks regular play on Doncaster's "Sine FM" radio station and also received "Track Of The Week" on a local Barnsley station.
During our time together we attracted some impressively large crowds, one of the largest being at a local concert where we were the only band billed to play, bringing down to the venue a crowd of over one hundred a fifty.
In "Dirty Charmer" I was the main song writer for the band, writing the majority of the songs that made up our set-list. This included the lyrics, melodies, rhythm section and very often am strong idea for the drums. At rehearsals I would show each member their relevant part, making improvements as we go but also telling them to build on what I had shown them, allowing the songs to grow.
I am a very concise, clear headed writer, I know what I want to say, how I want to say it and I will always try and make a song as perfect as it can be, making sure the piece lives up to my own standard of originality and meaning.
I can write about anything and everything, never losing passion for one line, one word or one syllable.