Songwriting

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I first started writing songs in my teens as I taught myself acoustic guitar. Early inspirations included Joni Mitchell, Tracy Chapman, Nick Drake, James Taylor, Cat Stephens, Carol King, Simon and Garfunkel, REM, Everything But The Girl and many more.

Caught up in mid-nineties indie fever, I bought an electric guitar and joined an indie band. It was in this incarnation that I started playing and singing my songs live at gigs.

By the late 90s I was back to my more acoustic origins, teaming up with cellist and multi-instrumentalist Sam Taylor, and playing new acoustic songs at The Kashmir Club.

It was here I met electronic producer and writer Darren Rose. We collaborated on a songwriting project, heavily inspired by the likes of Portishead and Massive Attack, and attracted interest from Catskills Records.

This led to collaboration with Catskills’ producers Pepe Deluxe and the release of the track Lying Peacefully with Pepe Deluxe in 2003.

http://www.catskillsmusic.com/discography/pepe-deluxe-lying-peacefully-ep/

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A hiatus of a few years led to more writing and extensive gigging on the London acoustic circuit from 2004-2008, supported by a rotating rosta of acoustic musicians and collaborators.

28 November 2007: The Edinburgh Cellars, London
20 October 2007: Dum Ducker Dum Festival, Norwich
12 September 2007: The Troubadour, London
1 Sepember 2007: WIMFest07, Kent
5 August 2007: Joogleberry Playhouse, Brighton
11 July 2007: SPICE FESTIVAL, Signed Unsigned, Hackney Empire, London
5 July 2007: The Workshop, Norwich
23 June 2007: Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich
10 June 2007: Stokefest, Clissold Park, London.
7 June 2007: Monkey Chews, Chalk Farm, London
23 May 2007: Core Arts, Hackney, London
16 May 2007: The Electroacoustic Club, London
23 March 2007: Otley Courthouse, Otley, Leeds
20 March 2007: EP Launch, The Spitz, London
17 March 2007: The Boathouse, Cambridge
13 December 2006: Signed Unsigned at The Hackney Empire
21 November 2006: The Troubadour SUPPORTING AL START
6 November 2006: The Old Queen’s Head, Essex Rd, London
8 October 2006: I Knit London event at The George Tavern, London www.iknitlondon.co.uk
24 August 2006: VIRTUAL GIG Live. Watch the archived recording at www.virtualgig.co.uk
16 August 2006: WIMN Special, Brodies Bar, Canary Wharf, London
5 August 2006: The Women’s Performance Tent, Brighton Pride Festival, Brighton
4 August 2006: Carry On Croonin’, The Ocean Rooms, Brighton
24 February 2006: Bush Hall, Shepherds Bush, London
25 January 2006: The Electroacoustic Club @ The Slaughtered Lamb, Clerkenwell, London
16th January 2006: The Halfmoon, Putney, London
12th January 2006: Blush Bar, Stoke Newington, London
27 November 2005: Blush Bar, Stoke Newington, London
9 November 2005: The Electroacoustic Club @ The Slaughtered Lamb, Clerkenwell, London
17 October 2005: The Halfmoon, Putney, London
8 September 2005: Blush Bar, Stoke Newington, London
2 September 2005: Private BBC Gig, West End, London
26 July 2005: The Electroacoustic Club @ The Lark in the Park, Islington, London
5th July 2005: Hear Me Out @ First Out, West End, London
17th May 2005: The Electroacoustic Club @ The Bear on the Square, Clerkenwell, London
19 April 2005: The Electroacoustic Club @ The Bear on the Square, Clerkenwell, London
15 December 2004: WANC Cafe @ The Rampart, Wapping, London

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Since 2008 I have continued writing songs, both in collaboration with other producers and for solo projects. More news soon about future projects and releases…