"Expertly delivers an atmosphere that is enjoyable yet thoughtful" - Chris Olson, UK Film Review
"Tiananmen is a finished piece in every way" - Nottingham Evening Post
Hello there! I am a freelance composer and multi-instrumentalist from Stratford-upon-Avon, England, known for composing the scores to Hazey Jane Films' short films, LEROY and BABY GRAVY, Studio 7 Films feature film, THE VICTORIANS, and Happy As Larry TV’s feature length documentary, STATE OF EXPECTATION.
I was born in Warwickshire and educated at the local grammar school in Stratford-upon-Avon, where every day I was immersed in the musical life of the school; from singing in the choir and playing in orchestras and bands to scoring the school plays and arranging tunes for the jazz band. After graduating in 2006 from the University of Nottingham with a first-class degree in music, I took a slight detour from the creative world. Following a pretty short career as a structured finance solicitor at an international law firm, I returned to my musical roots and started working as a composer full time in 2014.
Since then, I have worked on a variety of projects from feature films, short films and documentaries through to work for theatre and global brands, including Boots and Rio Tinto. Equally at home writing for an orchestra as I am working with synthesizers, I am constantly looking for new and exciting combinations of instruments, textures and styles within my music. For me, it's crucial to always seek to capture the human emotion that flows within a musical performance...an attribute that can often end up being diluted working totally in the digital domain.
As a performer, I am an experienced session clarinetist and saxophonist and have performed extensively at venues and festivals around the UK.
Aside from music, I love classic cars, having restored a 1971 Triumph Herald convertible in 2009, and so when I'm not in the studio, you will probably find me out and about in the Triumph as long as it's a nice sunny day!