My professional music career began as a teenager in the theatre pits in and around Nottingham/Derbyshire. After working regularly for several years on the East Midlands music scene I decided to move north to Leeds in order to further my career and achieved a First Class Honours degree in jazz from Leeds Conservatoire.
I’ve been a part various exciting original projects such as Leeds-based contemporary jazz trio Fluid Puzzle and Nottingham-based trio The Eclectic Band, recording and performing headline shows at venues across the country on the creative music scene and supporting artists such as Ari Hoenig, Jason Rebello, Tim Garland, Jim Corry and John Etheridge. I also play bass with pop artist Max Restaino, having toured extensively supporting names such as Westlife’s Shane Filan, Peter Andre and Tears For Fears.
As well as this I have worked with some heavyweights of the UK jazz scene including Julian Argüelles, Jamil Sheriff, Tim Giles and Ed Jones.
I’ve been fortunate enough to study with and learn from some of the country’s best musicians and educators including Tom Rivière, Zoltan Dekany and Andrew Robb.
I’m currently focussing on expanding my educational services and offer lessons in bass guitar, double bass, music theory and composition.