Now

What I’m doing now 

Updated Sept 2022, Rome Airport. 

(This is a /now page, inspired by Derek Sivers. If you have a website, I recommend making one too).

 

New album is out

I released an album on 9 September. It's called Live to Tell: Queer Anthems Vol. 1.

It's a collection re-imaginings of the anthems that have soundtracked my life so far. I've named it after Madonna's Live to Tell, one of the stand-out gay anthems during the AIDS crisis in the 1980s. There are so many songs I want to catalogue in this way, so this is volume 1. And I'm really proud of it.

 

My best music work so far is coming along 

I am working with choreographer Joseph Poulton on a ballet adaptation of a famous piece of literature.

It’s a deliciously slow process and I’m enjoying the revelation of each section being created, workshopped and filmed. It’s by far the best thing I’ve ever written and it’s very different than anything I've done before. When I'm allowed to reveal it, you'll know.

 

Guest Entertainer

I travel the world performing my piano-vocal shows on stunning cruise ships, thanks to having the best agent in the world, who not only signed me mid-pandemic but filled my diary with incredible gigs through to 2024. I worked hard to get to here, but it taught me that everything happens at the right time and not before.

 

Arranging 

Since lockdown, singers have come out of hiding needing new music charts for their shows. I’m managing four clients at a time now, crazy but brilliant, and I'm starting to see some fairly big names in my inbox. I love seeing them soar and the feeling I get from hearing other people perform my work is unbelievable.

 

A new concert work 

I’ve been chipping away at a song-cycle work that’s been in my head for months. It’s an artistic response to the climate emergency and involves a lot of musical forces. I have a few funding applications on the juggle (not my favourite thing to do) but I really need to knuckle down and write the damn thing. 

 

Reading 

Anything You Want by Derek Sivers found its way into may suitcase. Again. I have a spare copy if you’d like one. 

Piranesi by Susanna Clarke

 

Living in Brighton 

24 years in Brighton and I still adore the place. Eight years ago, I bought a gigantic doer-upper apartment right in town, which I share with two humans and two cats. There’s plenty of space - I'm lucky to have a whole music studio room to myself - and I've created a beautiful space to live, work and create.

 

Love 

My logical family and I follow a druidic pagan calendar. Summer just became Autumn. Summer is my best time of the year, but September is harvest time, when you show the fruits of your labour. This is why I chose 9 Sept it for the release of my album. I'm also facing the loss of my dad very soon. It's a tough time to be away and working and creating, but I'm recording my thoughts and finding my way through it, everyone has to. I have discovered lately that if you look carefully, you have everything you need right now. You just need to look.