Bass Guitar ability
Influences: Prince, Frank Zappa, Nilsson, Bowie, The Beatles, Todd Rundgren, Oscar Peterson, Otis Redding
A full time professional multi-instrumentalist, performer, producer and writer, having played piano since the age of 4, and classically trained under Dame Fanny Waterman.
Piano and vocals are my main instruments, fronting and playing in several original and covers bands, from standard function/party bands to original funk/rock and a jazz quartet. I am also the singer in the internationally acclaimed neo-prog band Drifting Sun.
I work regularly as a solo pianist, and have had several bar residencies, with a wide repertoire mainly in the pop/soul/rock genres, but also including jazz and classical.
I also play, in order of competence, drums, bass, guitar, sax (alto & soprano), accordion and flute.
I worked alongside the X Factor Series 1 vocal coaching team for a time, which led to me writing and producing for former Playboy centrefold Anna Romensky, who was trying to start a music career at that time.
I also write and record music for other acts as well as myself, and have had songs published in the UK and the US. As a composer I write for several dance companies, specialising in contemporary dance performance. I have written scores for several independent films in the UK and US, and this is an aspect of my portfolio I am very interested in expanding. I currently have work being used in the 2017 Comic Relief campaign.