Music is my life, it’s in my blood and I can’t imagine myself doing much else. Since graduating with a first class honours degree in Commerical Music from Bath Spa University in 2008 I have been working freelance as a musician, composer and producer/engineer. Since then I’ve applied my skills across a wide range of musical situations and genres. I have toured in the US, Europe, Africa and the Middle-East and have played at festivals such as WOMAD, Glastonbury and Shambala. During this period I have also worked alongside artists such as Peter Gabriel, Toumani Diabate, Seckou Keita, Sam Lee and Spiro.
My compositions have been used by the BBC and in the US on Emmy winning show ‘Portlandia’ and CNN, as well as a host of other forms of broadcast media worldwide including National Geographic and TV3. In 2013 I was involved in Catrin Finch and Seckou Keita’s multi-award winning album ‘Clychau Dibon’ as an engineer and researcher. I was nominated for a Music Producer’s Guild award for my work on this album. Recent project have seen me returning to my roots. 2015 saw me begin a collaboration with musician and storyteller Gwilym Morus-Baird and the creation of the ‘Gadael Tir’ show which tell the story of land rights and protest in Wales in song, poety and story. In 2016 I received a Finzi Trust scholarship to research and collect songs from Ceredigion, West Wales. This material from this culminated in the ‘Cynefin’ project which has toured festivals across the UK and sees a single release this autumn on the Astar Label.
“Exceptional all round musical talent, skilled guitarist, and great ear for sound production. Also, an extremely interesting, thoughtful and centered person.'”- Nigel Beaham-Powell, PRS Director and Composer