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.
Some of you may recognise this as the theme tune to Tetris…
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.
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…
Photos courtesy of Noelle T. Angus.
Here’s a track recorded by the band I recently joined – Lionel Street Players. The track is called Dubz. Hope you like it!
Yesterday was a busy day at In Harmony Telford & Stoke. We had our Christmas Concerts – 4 concerts in one day! It was fantastic! All the children performed really well – and both they and the parents seemed to thoroughly enjoy it.
They premiered my new piece Fantastic and Splendid as well as doing some arrangements I had done. Hopefully I will be able to share some recordings on here as well.
And I was also present with this lovely A3 size card from my year 2 string orchestra! Sweet!
Been pretty busy this term so not had much time to update this blog! Anyway, I’ve been working with In Harmony Telford and Stoke, directing the Telford orchestras which is a fantastic challenge but thoroughly enjoyable. I lead 4 ensembles: 90 Year 2 strings; 60 Year 30 Strings; two orchestras with around 100 mixed instruments from years 4 – 6 in each. My orchestra day is really tiring but really rewarding. The children are doing so well.
I’ve composed some of the music, and others bits I’ve written backing tracks for – snippets of which are on the video below.
Here’s a little video about the project (you can even see me in a cowboy hat…) Enjoy!
You can find out more info about the project at their website.