Welcome.

Welcome to my website, and thanks for visiting.

I am a freelance composer, arranger and educator based in Birmingham, UK. I work with a wide range of musicians in various genres, and enjoying collaborating on projects. You can find excerpts of my music on the Listen page.

I freelance doing music education workshops and you can find out more about this on my education work page. One such activity involves being ensemble leader for Old Park Primary School and Heron Cross Primary School‘s ensembles as part of In Harmony Telford & Stoke, which I absolutely love!

In addition to my freelance work I am Learning Co-ordinator for Birmingham Contemporary Music Group.

Conducting on top of the Wrekin in Telford!

Last week I was filming a music video with Old Park Primary school in Telford – more about this in a future post… Anyway we had a fantastic time going to different locations with the children – including taking 30 of them on a walk up the Wrekin – with their orchestral instruments!

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The Wrekin (credit http://www.shropshiregeology.org.uk)

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Here’s me conducting the children on top of the hill as we were filmed!

The view from the top of the hill is fantastic – I’d recommend the walk to anyone… But you’re unlikely to see an orchestra performing on top of the hill! You can find out more about the project here: inharmonytelfordstoke.org

The film is currently being edited but I will be sharing it at the start of April.

Alice in Wonderland

Year 2 at Old Park Primary singing and playing their violins and cellos to the song I wrote for last year’s world book day. The story of Alice in Wonderland (in brief).

My favourite bit is around 4 mins :)

Korobeiniki – Lionel Street Players

Some of you may recognise this as the theme tune to Tetris…

Telford Southwater Grand Opening

Just a quick note to sat that my friend Richard Shrewsbury and I have written a piece for the opening of the new Telford Southwater development. On Saturday 18 October, the grand opening of the site will have a big event running from 2pm – 8.30pm. Around 8pm-ish there will be a procession (I don’t know if the details are secret so I’m not going to go into detail!) with music written/arranged by Richard, culminating in an awesome fireworks display choreographed to music – a sort of electronic dance track – written by Richard and me.

It should be a fun event so head on down!

Free Radio are hosting the day – click here for more details.

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Southwater Development in Telford, BBC photo

Lionel Street Players Photoshoot

Here’s the first of our photos from our recent photoshoot. We spent some time lurking in the canal underworld of Birmingham, even doing an impromptu gig for some interested passersby…

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Photos courtesy of Noelle T. Angus.

Lionel Street Players – new track

Here’s a track recorded by the band I recently joined – Lionel Street Players. The track is called Dubz. Hope you like it!