Tell us about your career so far.
It has been a total mixed bag but it kind of began in my late teens in the late 80s/early 90s when I started playing in different bands, some electronic, some guitar pop. My desire was really just to pursue a life playing bands but then I diverted into studying and graduating in theatre and my course shifted to working in this world. Because of my involvement in indie theatre as a composer eventually I got gigs doing some mainstage dance and theatre productions, and it just kept going from there. My work is now mostly a mix of being a recording music artist, live performer and a composer for theatre, dance, and film.
What drew you to a career in music?
I’ve honestly really never wanted to do anything else. Music, since I was a kid, has been my safe place, somewhere I would disappear for hours, listening to records, making up songs (nothing has changed!). So I suppose it made sense that it became my paid job. I’m completely self-taught, no formal training whatsoever, completely punk, so I’ve been really fortunate to make music as my ‘profession’ (despite the usual imposter syndrome moments I know a lot of people feel) in an alternative way to how I imagined. My paid work composing for theatre and dance allows me to keep recording and releasing albums (where there is little-to-no money, no matter which level you are at). It’s a different way of sustaining a life in the music industry I guess.