“I Have never thought of writing for reputation and honour. What I have in my heart must come out; that is the reason why I compose.” ~ Ludwig Van Beethoven
I wear my heart on my sleeve, and music allows me to sing with a raw emotion and express what’s in my soul.
I believe in coming from an authentic place, but I take inspiration from many genres and musicians.
My music is autobiographical, and although my songs come from a private place, my words are written with a universal compassion. I truly believe that music is a universal language.
My music is about sharing experiences, and although these emotions are personal, I know others can connect or understand that energy.
My journey has shown me how complex life can be, with many shades and tones to all the facets of life. Despite this, my music always sees the light in the darkness.
The way I compose is really to try to capture a feeling. I usually sit down at the keyboard and just have a play around. Often I will find a chord sequence or riff that sounds interesting to me. Then I start playing around with words and singing to it. I always have ideas in my head of what I’d like to write a song about, so I’ll start improvising and pretty soon, a song will come about. Sometimes it can take less than a few hours and other times it develops over a period of days. To be honest, it never really feels like I have made up the song… more like, the song has passed through me and I managed to catch a hold of it!